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WORLD & ANCIENT COINS 
NOVEMBER 5 & 6, 2020 | DALLAS 


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World & Ancient Coins Signature® Auction #3088 


PLATINUM NIGHT 


Featuring: The James Dines "Original Goldbug" Collection | Selections from the Donald Scarinci Collection 








The Bacchus Collection | The Maurice Storck Collection | The Peter Jones M.D. Collection 


November 5 & 6, 2020 | Dallas 


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Session 1 — Platinum Night 

Thursday, November 5 © 6:00 PM CT e Lots 33001-33252 
Ancient Coins 33001-33042 

World Coins 33043-33252 


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Session 2 — Ancients / Albania — French Colonies (see Online Catalog) 
Friday, November 6 © 1:00 PM CT e Lots 34001-34541 
Ancient Coins 34001-34197 

Albania - French Colonies 34198-34541 


Session 3 — Gabon — Zanzibar (ee Online Catalog) 
Friday, November 6 ¢ 6:00 PM CT e Lots 34542-35211 


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TX Auctioneer Licenses: Teia Baber 16624; Ed Beardsley 16632; Sarah Davies 17505; Nicholas Dawes 16784; 
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Weathers 17907; Brian Wiedman 17894; Adam Williams 17893; Phillip Wooten 17656 


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World Coins International Numismatics | Numismatics, Chicago 





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Cataloged by: Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker, Sam Spiegel, Roxana Uskali, Zach Beasley, Christian Winge, Cale Meier, 
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Dear Bidder, 


We are in a period of tremendous change in the world. Only months ago many people wondered not 
only how global events surrounding the pandemic would unfold, but also about the impending impact 
on the market for rare coins. When we interact with our clients, collectors and dealers alike, a consistent 
theme emerges: the passion for numismatics transcends the forces of politics, global health, and 

the news cycle. Though many of us have changed our habits and live somewhat differently now than 
we did less than a year ago, passion for rare coins has not abated, and, if anything, bidder interest 
remains stronger and more vibrant than ever. It is in this context of prosperity that we decided, upon the 
success of our August 2020 Platinum Night & Signature Auction, to add the November Platinum Night 
& Signature Auction to the calendar. What you see before you today is the result of that decision, and 
we believe that this carefully curated sale represents something that will carry weight with even the most 
seasoned collector. 


The auction contains a stunning and even formidable selection of British coins spanning centuries 

of numismatic history. Perhaps the biggest of the highlights is a gorgeous 1826 Proof 5 Pounds of 
George IV, certified PR66 Ultra Cameo by NGC. Interest in heavy British gold denominations has only 
increased in the past months, and this offering reaches for the very peak of certified quality for the type, 
representing a wonder of preservation and survivorship. Also of note is an impressive MS61-certified 5 
Guineas of Anne, dated 1705, a coin which we are similarly confident will draw considerable collector 
interest. Alongside these highlights are a 1656 Oliver Cromwell Pattern Broad, certified PR63 Cameo by 
PCGS, a beautiful 1728 Guinea of George II ranking as the finest certified at MS65, and an “Elephant & 
Castle” 5 Guineas from 1687, certified MS6O. The sale also sees the inclusion of an exceptional group 
of gold Proofs and patterns, primarily hailing from the reigns of George IV, William IV, and Victoria. 


It is difficult to Summarize a unifying theme for the general highlights of the sale, as they are as diverse 
as they are admirable; from Australia the auction sees a magnificent 1856 gold Proof Pattern Sovereign, 
the essential prototype for the bust design that would supersede the early “fillet” portrait employed 

in the Sydney Sovereigns of 1855 and 1856. From South America, a Brazilian contribution to the sale 
takes the form of an exceedingly rare Bahia-minted 4000 Reis of 1819, struck to an original mintage 

of only 1,864, and an issue missing from even leading Brazilian collections such as RLM, Paulistana, 
and Santa Cruz. From Czechoslovakia hails a 1932 10 Dukatu, ranked at an astonishing MS67 level of 
certification, the finest yet certified by either PCGS or NGC. 


Thanks primarily to the James Dines “Original Goldbug” Collection, the ancients section is flush with 
not only glorious gold issues, such as three Arsinoe II octodrachms, but also some phenomenal 
Judaean issues from the Shoshana Collection, including an incredible Titus provincial from the Koinon 
of Bithynia, graded AU ‘star’ Fine Style by NGC. Croesus is again well represented, with the two top 
estimated lots in the form of a stater and a trite. Other lots sure to garner extensive interest will be the 
Hadrian and dynastic Severan aurei, Antony and Cleopatra denarius and NGC AU graded denarii of 
Gordian | and Il. 


We are excited to see what results the auction will bring, and we both hope and believe that collectors 
will be equally stirred as they peruse the offerings herein. As always, to you, our bidders, the best of 
luck in your collecting endeavors! 


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SESSION ONE 


ANCIENTS 





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Mint State Carthage Gold Stater 


33001 ZEUGITANA. Carthage. Ca. 350-320 BC. AV stater (18mm, 
9.22 gm, 6h). NGC MS 5/5 - 4/5. Bust of Tanit left, hair wreathed with 
grain ears, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace with eight pen- 
dants; dotted border / Horse standing right on exergual line; three pellets 
to lower right at shin height, dotted border. Jenkins & Lewis, Group IITh, 
79. Bright surfaces on reflective flan. 

Starting Bid: $3,000 





Mint State Alexander Babylonian Stater 


33002 MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336- 
323 BC). AV stater (18mm, 8.56 gm, 4h). NGC MS 5/5 - 4/5. Posthu- 
mous issue of Babylon, under Seleucus I Nicator, ca. 311-300 BC. Head 
of Athena right, hair flowing loose, over left shoulder, and upswept at 
temple, wearing pendant earring, necklace, and triple-crested Corinthian 
helmet pushed back on head, short parallel crest ends, the bowl decorated 
with coiled serpent right / AAEZANAPOY / BAX-IAEQ, Nike standing 
facing, head left, wreath in outstretched right hand, stylis cradled in left 
arm; head of Silenus looking upward in left field below wing, HYP mono- 
gram within wreath in right field below wing. Price 3735. Struck from 
high relief dies on flashy surfaces. 

Starting Bid: $5,000 





33003 MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336- 
323 BC). AV stater (17mm, 8.56 gm, 1h). NGC Choice AU 5/5 - 4/5, 
Fine Style. Late lifetime or early posthumous issue of Miletus, 323-319 
BC. Head of Athena right, hair flowing in waves and over left shoulder, 
wearing pearl necklace and triple crested Corinthian helmet pushed back 
on head, short and serpentine crest ends, the bowl decorated with coiled 
serpent right / AA-EZAN-APOY, Nike standing facing, head left, wreath 
in outstretched right hand, stylis cradled in left arm; bipennis in lower 
right field below wing, vertical grain ear in outer right field. Price 2095. 
Struck from exquisite fine style dies on matte surfaces. 

Starting Bid: $2,500 





Fiery Toned High Relief Portrait 

33004 MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336- 
323 BC). AV stater (20mm, 8.60 gm, 6h). NGC Choice AU 5/5 - 4/5. 
Posthumous issue of Amphipolis, under Cassander, ca. 307-300 BC. Head 
of Athena right, hair in five tight corkscrew curls and loose over left shoul- 
der, wearing necklace and triple-crested Corinthian helmet pushed back 
on head, short divergent crest ends, the bowl decorated with coiled ser- 
pent right / AAEZANAPOY, Nike standing facing, head left, wreath in 
outstretched right hand, stylis cradled in left arm; trident head downward 
below right hand, retrograde KA monogram in left field below wing. Price 
180. Nicely centered, with magnificent red-orange toning. 


From the James Dines “Original Goldbug” Collection. Ex Bonhams, 
Auction 22460 (14 September 2015), lot 24 
Starting Bid: $2,500 


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33007 LYDIAN KINGDOM. Alyattes or Walwet (ca. 610-561 BC). 
EL third-stater or trite (13mm, 4.71 gm). NGC Choice AU 4/5 - 4/5. 
Uninscribed issue, Lydo-Milesian standard. Sardes mint. Head of lion 
right, mouth open, mane bristling, radiate globule above eye / Bipartite 





33005 BABYLONIA. Alexandrine Empire. Ca. 328-311 BC. AV 
double-daric (19mm, 16.62 gm, 12h). NGC VEF* 5/5 - 4/5. Time of 
Stamenes to Seleucus. Persian king or hero, wearing cidaris and candys 
with row of jewels on hem, quiver over left shoulder, in kneeling-running 
stance right, transverse spear in right hand, bow forward in left; no control 
marks / Wavy-patterned punch in incuse circle. Unpublished without con- 
trol marks, but reverse die style similar to Classical Numismatic Group, 
Triton XX (10 January 2017), lot 377. Perfectly centered with honest wear 
and great eye appeal. 


Ex Nomisma Collection (Classical Numismatic Group, Auction 114, 13 
May 2020), lot 435 
Starting Bid: $4,000 





Sheedy Plate Coin; Paros Hoard of 1937 


33006 CYCLADIC ISLANDS. Paros. Ca. 500-497/5 BC. AR 
drachm (17mm, 5.88 gm). NGC AU 5/5 - 4/5. Goat kneeling right on 
ground line / Quadripartite incuse square. P. Lederer, Neue Beitrage zur 
antiken Miinzkunde, SNR 30, 1943, 29 (this coin). Sheedy 72 (this coin). 
HGC 6, 653. Handsome, artistic goat, framed by lovely cabinet toning. 


Ex collections of Baron L. Thyssen-Bornemisza and T: S. Kaplan (Nomos 
AG, Auction 19, 17 November 2019), lot 120; NGSA IX (14 December 
2015), lot 54; R. Wehrli Collection, private purchase from Frauenfeld, 
acquired prior to 1940; Paros Hoard of 1937 (IGCH 13) 

Starting Bid: $10,000 


oblong punch with irregular interior surfaces. Weidauer 86. Boston 1764. 
SNG von Aulock 2868. SNG Kayhan 1013. Carefully detailed lion on 
pale, matte flan. 


Lydia was the first kingdom of the ancient world to make widespread use 
of the newly invented medium of coinage. Previously, city-states along the 
Anatolian coast had experimented with pre-weighing nuggets of electrum 
and marking them with various abstract designs. Alyattes, who founded 
the Lydian Kingdom circa 619 BC, standardized the striking of coins on a 
wide scale and used as an obverse design an image of the sun (shown as 
a “radiate globule”) rising over a lion’ head, the symbol of his family, 
the Mermnadae. 

Starting Bid: $2,500 


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Choice AU ‘Star’ Croesus Light Stater 
33008 LYDIAN KINGDOM. Croesus (561-546 BC). AV stater 
(16mm, 8.05 gm). NGC Choice AUX 5/5 - 5/5. Sardes, ‘light’ standard, 
ca. 553-539 BC. Confronted foreparts of lion right and bull left, both with 
outstretched foreleg / Two incuse square punches of unequal size, side by 
side, with irregular interior surfaces. Carradice 8. BMFA 2073. SNG von 
Aulock 2875. Bright and lustrous with incredible eye appeal. 


In numismatic circles, Croesus is most famous for introducing the world’s 
first bimetallic standard, issuing coins of both gold and silver. Prior to 
this, coins were produced in electrum, a naturally occurring alloy of gold 
and silver. This situation obviously caused a number of problems, most 
notably because the proportions of gold to silver were inconsistent. In 
fact, there is strong evidence to suggest that Croesus’ father, Alyattes, ar- 
tificially manipulated the gold-to-silver ratio in his electrum coins in his 
favor; the natural occurring electrum in Asia Minor typically has a gold- 
to-silver ratio of 75%-25%, though his coins were struck with 54% gold 
and 44% silver. 


The eminent scholar of early coinage, John Kroll, argues that the gold 
standard of Croesus was introduced in several stages, designed at recall- 
ing as many of the circulating electrum staters as possible. The early elec- 
trum staters of Asia Minor were typically struck on a weight standard of 
14.15 grams. Considering the relative value of gold to silver at the time 
was 1:13, then one gold stater of the so-called “heavy” series of King 
Croesus, based on a weight standard of 10.8 grams, would have been 
equal to the gold and silver content of one electrum stater, which circu- 
lated at an assumed ratio of 75% gold and 25% silver. Kroll argues that 
the Lydian government used this heavy standard to recall the old electrum 
coins and reissue the new heavy standard gold coins at a 1:1 ratio. 


Once a sufficient number had been recalled, the Lydian government issued 
the new light stater, which weighed approximately 8.05 grams. Kroll con- 
tinues his argument that this new weight standard was designed to recall 
as many of the remaining electrum coins as possible, as the 8.05 gram 
standard is based on the actual gold and silver content of early electrum 
coins (54% gold and 44% silver). In other words, the heavy standard was 
used to replace electrum staters at their circulating face value and the light 
standard was used to recall coins at their actual gold and silver value. 


The conventional wisdom has always been that the light staters of Croe- 
sus were much more common than his heavy staters by a factor of three 
or four. However, in recent years, studies of auction appearances of both 
types have strongly suggested otherwise. Though the light stater was al- 
most certainly produced for a longer period than the heavy stater, the sur- 
vival rate for the former may be significantly less than previously thought. 
As such, new information and studies about the surviving population of 
each type lead to the conclusion that the light stater is actually the rarer 
of the two types. 

Starting Bid: $20,000 





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Gem Mint State Croesus Light Trite 


33009 LYDIAN KINGDOM. Croesus (561-546 BC). AV third- 
stater or trite (12mm, 2.69 gm). NGC Gem MS 5/5 - 5/5. Sardes, ‘light’ 
standard, ca. 553-539 BC. Confronted foreparts of lion right and bull left, 
both with outstretched foreleg / Two incuse square punches of unequal 
size, side-by-side, with irregular interior surfaces. Berk 9.6. SNG von Au- 
lock 8212. Sharply struck and fully lustrous. 

Starting Bid: $20,000 





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33010 LYDIAN KINGDOM. Croesus (561-546 BC). AR stater or 
double siglos (19mm, 10.60 gm). NGC AU 5/5 - 4/5. Sardes. Confronted 
foreparts of lion right and bull left, both with outstretched foreleg / Two 
square punches of different size, side by side, with irregular interior sur- 
faces. SNG Kayhan 1018. BMFA 2070. Berk, 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, 


9.19. Sharply struck, on thick flan with dark toning. Ptolemaic Fine Style Satrapal 


Starting Bid: $2,500 
Elephant Tetradrachm 


33012 PTOLEMAIC EGYPT. Ptolemy I Soter, as Satrap (323- 
305/4 BC). AR tetradrachm (27mm, 17.10 gm, 12h). NGC AU 5/5 - 
3/5, Fine Style, marks. Memphis (and Alexandria?), Attic standard, ca. 
317/6 BC. Horned head of deified Alexander III right, wearing elephant 
headdress, mitra and scaly aegis tied before neck, in high relief and of 
austere style; dotted border / AAEZANAPOY, Zeus seated left on back- 
less throne, right leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, scepter 
in left; vertical thunderbolt in left field, HIA monogram below strut, dot- 
ted border. CPE 33. Svoronos 22. A rare type that is seldom seen on the 
market. Attractive reddish toning. 





Ex Sothebys (26 October 1993), lot 77; Numismatic Fine Arts, Auction 
XXVII (4 December 1991), lot 85; Christie's (2 May 1985), lot 76 
Starting Bid: $8,250 





Unpublished Teos Stater 


33011 IONIA. Teos. Ca. 470 BC. AR stater (23mm, 11.80 gm). NGC 
Choice XF 5/5 - 3/5, marks. T-H-I-O-N (N retrograde), griffin seated 
right on ground line, jaws open, tongue protruding, left foreleg raised; 
over an egg and dart frieze, ivy leaf upward to right / Quadripartite incuse 
square. Balcer -. Extremely rare and possibly unique. Unpublished save 
for its auction appearances. Beautiful style griffin on ample flan. 


Ex collections of Baron L. Thyssen-Bornemisza and T: S. Kaplan (Nomos 
AG, Auction 19, 17 November 2019), lot 149; NGSA IX (14 December 
2015), lot 58; the Exceptional Private Collection (Leu 76, 27 October 
1999), lot 176; Monnaies et Médailles 54 (26 October 1978), lot 296 (il- 
lustrated on the front cover) 

Starting Bid: $11,000 


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GREEK 





33013. PTOLEMAIC EGYPT. Arsinée II Philadelphus (277- 
270/268 BC). AV mnaieion or octodrachm (27mm, 27.75 gm, 11h). 
NGC Choice XF 5/5 - 3/5, Fine Style. Posthumous issue of Alexandria, 
under Ptolemy II, ca. 253/2 BC. Veiled head of deified Arsinoe II right, 
wearing diademed stephane and horn of Ammon, scepter surmounted 
by lotus over left shoulder; © in left field, dotted border / APXINOH2- 
MIAAAEA®OY, double cornucopia bound with fillet, containing pyrami- 
dal cakes, pomegranates and other fruits, grape cluster hanging from the 


rim of each horn; dotted border. CPE 388. Svoronos 460. Struck on matte 
flan with underlying luster, from fine style dies. 


From the James Dines “Original Goldbug”’ Collection. Ex Harlan Berk, 


private sale with old dealer tag; Bonhams, Auction 19967 (6 January 
2012), lot 1104 


Gold mnaieions were first struck under the enlightened Ptolemy IT (282- 
246 BC), who built the famous Library of Alexandria and towering Pharos 
lighthouse. In 279 BC he married his sister, the beautiful and ambitious 
Arsinoe II, in the manner of the old Egyptian pharaohs. The sibling mar- 
riage scandalized Greek society, which gave Arsinoe the nickname Phila- 
delphus, or “brother-lover.” Arsinde embraced the term, making it part of 
her royal title, and she proudly placed it on her coinage. Arsinoe’s regal 
profile, veiled and crowned with a jeweled coronet, graces the obverse of 
most Ptolemaic gold octodrachms. The double-cornucopia on the reverse 
symbolized both Egypt's abundance and the joint rule of Ptolemy and Ar- 
sinoe. Gold coins bearing Arsinoe Ss portrait continued to be struck for 
centuries after her death in ca. 270/68 BC. 

Starting Bid: $2,500 





Fine Style ‘Star’ Gold Octodrachm 


33014 PTOLEMAIC EGYPT. Arsinée II Philadelphus (277- 
270/268 BC). AV mnaieion or octodrachm (26mm, 27.64 gm, 12h). 
NGC Choice XF* 5/5 - 4/5, Fine Style. Posthumous issue of Alexandria, 
under Ptolemy II, ca. 251/0 BC. Veiled head of deified Arsinoe I right, 
wearing diademed stephane and horn of Ammon, scepter surmounted 
by lotus over left shoulder; K in left field, dotted border / APXINOH2- 
MIAAAEA®OY, double cornucopia bound with fillet, containing pyrami- 
dal cakes, pomegranates and other fruits, grape cluster hanging from the 
rim of each horn; dotted border. CPE 390. Svoronos 475. Struck from dies 
of fine style on matte flan. 


From the James Dines ‘Original Goldbug”’ Collection. Ex Bonhams, Auc- 
tion 20086 (12 December 2012), lot 1046 
Starting Bid: $4,000 


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Brilliant Fine Style Ptolemaic 
Gold Octodrachm 


33015 PTOLEMAIC EGYPT. Ptolemy III Euergetes (246-222 BC). 
AV mnaieion or octodrachm (26mm, 27.83 gm, 12h). NGC Choice AU 
5/5 - 3/5, Fine Style. Posthumous issue of Alexandria, under Ptolemy IV, 
ca. 219-217 BC. Bust of deified Ptolemy II right, wearing radiate diadem 
and aegis, ornate trident over left shoulder, the central tine ornamented 
with lotus finial; dotted border / TTOAEMAIOY-BAXIAEQX, cornuco- 
pia bound with radiate royal diadem, containing grain ear, pyramidal cake 
and pomegranate, grape cluster hanging from left side of rim; AI below, 
dotted border. CPE 888. Svoronos 1117. Sharply struck on flashy surfaces. 


Ex Maison Palombo, Auction 14 (21 November 2015), lot 11 
Starting Bid: $14,500 





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33016 PTOLEMAIC EGYPT. Arsinée II Philadelphus (277- 
270/268 BC). AV mnaieion or octodrachm (27mm, 27.77 gm, 12h). 
NGC MS 5/5 - 2/5, scuff, edge damage. Posthumous issue of Alexan- 
dria, under Ptolemy VI-VIII, after 193/2 BC. Veiled head of deified Ar- 
sinde II right, wearing diademed stephane and horn of Ammon, scepter 
surmounted by lotus over left shoulder; K in left field, dotted border / 
APXINOHZ-®IAAAEA®OY, double cornucopia bound with fillet, con- 
taining pyramidal cakes, pomegranates and other fruits, grape cluster 
hanging from the rim of each horn; dotted border. Svoronos 1374. SNG 
Copenhagen 322. Bold, high-relief dies on bright surfaces. 


From the James Dines “Original Goldbug”’ Collection. Ex Bonhams, 
Auction 22460 (14 September 2015), lot 30; Edward J Waddell, uncertain 
auction, lot 1 with old auction tag 

Starting Bid: $5,000 


JUDAEA 





33017 JUDAEA. The Jewish War (AD 66-70). AR shekel (23mm, 
14.19 gm, 10h). NGC Choice XF 5/5 - 4/5. Jerusalem, dated Year 2 (AD 
67/8). Shekel of Israel (Paleo-Hebrew), ritual chalice with pearled rim, 
the base resting on raised projections; Year 2 above / Jerusalem the holy 
(Paleo-Hebrew), staff with three pomegranate buds, globular base. Hendin 
1358. Exceptionally well-struck, with deep blue and violet toning. 
Starting Bid: $2,500 


GREEK-JUDAEA 


33018 JUDAEA. The Jewish War (AD 66-70). AR shekel (23mm, 
13.81 gm, 12h). NGC Choice XF 5/5 - 3/5. Jerusalem, dated Year 2 (AD 
67/8). Shekel of Israel (Paleo-Hebrew), ritual chalice with pearled rim, 
the base resting on raised projections; Year 2 above / Jerusalem the holy 
(Paleo-Hebrew), staff with three pomegranate buds, globular base. Hendin 
1358. Nicely struck on lustrous flan with toning throughout. 

Starting Bid: $2,500 





33019 JUDAEA. The Jewish War (AD 66-70). AR shekel (23mm, 
13.76 gm, 12h). NGC MS 5/5 - 4/5. Jerusalem, dated Year 3 (AD 68/9). 
Shekel of Israel (Paleo-Hebrew), ritual chalice with pearled rim, the base 
resting on raised projections; Year 3 above / Jerusalem the holy (Paleo- 
Hebrew), staff with three pomegranate buds, globular base. Hendin 1361. 
Bright and reflective surfaces. 

Starting Bid: $3,000 


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Ex Shoshana Collection 


33020 JUDAEA. Bar Kokhba Revolt (AD 132-135). AR sela Unique Irregular Luz 

(28mm, 13.97 gm, 1h). NGC MS 4/5 - 5/5. Dated Year 2 (AD 133/134). 33022 JUDAEA. Bar Kokhba Revolt (AD 132-135). AR irregular 
Simon (Paleo-Hebrew) on two sides, star above facade of the Jerusalem zuz (19mm, 3.34 gm, 7h). NGC Choice XF* 5/5 - 3/5. Undated issue of 
Temple, the Ark of the Covenant (or showbread table) seen from end in Year 3 (AD 134/5). Simon (Paleo-Hebrew), bunch of grapes in three lobes 


center of entrance / Year Two of the Freedom of Israel (Paleo-Hebrew), on vine / For the Freedom of Jerusalem (Paleo-Hebrew, inscription re- 
lulav with etrog at left. Hendin 1388. Nicely struck from high-relief dies. versed), two upright trumpets. Hendin -, cf. 1431. Mildenberg -. Samuels 
Starting Bid: $2,500 132 (this coin). Fascinating issue overstruck on uncertain host with part of 


the undertype visible on the left trumpet. 


This is the only known example of either of the dies used to strike this ir- 
regular coin. 


From the James Dines “Original Goldbug”’ Collection. Ex Shoshana Col- 
lection (Heritage Auction 3003, 8 March 2012), lot 20456 
Starting Bid: $5,000 





Ex Shoshana Collection Year 3 Sela 


33021 JUDAEA. Bar Kokhba Revolt (AD 132-135). AR sela (28mm, 
14.14 gm, 1h). NGC Choice AU 4/5 - 3/5. Undated issue of Year 3 (AD 
134/5). Simon (Paleo-Hebrew) on two sides, star above facade of the Jeru- 
salem Temple, the Ark of the Covenant (or showbread table) seen from end 
in center of entrance / For the freedom of Jerusalem (Paleo-Hebrew), lulav 
with etrog at left. Mildenberg 143, 53.3 (this coin). Hendin 1411. TJC 267 
(this coin). AJC II 272, 51 (this coin). Large flan with cabinet toning. 


From the James Dines “Original Goldbug”’ Collection. Ex Shoshana Col- 
lection (Heritage Auctions 3003, 8 March 2012), lot 20332; Bromberg I 
(Superior Galleries, 12 May 1991), lot 103 

Starting Bid: $2,500 


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Ex Shoshana Collection 


Judaean Tetradrachm 


33023 JUDAEA. Aelia Capitolina (Jerusalem). Caracalla (AD 
198-217). BI tetradrachm (27mm, 11.95 gm, 5h). NGC Choice AU* 
5/5 - 4/5. AD 215-217. AVT KAI AN-TWNINOC CE, laureate, draped 
and cuirassed bust of Caracalla right, seen from front / AHMAPX E&= 
YIIATOC A, eagle standing facing on thunderbolt, head and tail left, 
wreath in beak, wings spread; oinochoe between legs. Meshorer -. Prieur 
1627 (this coin, only example known to Prieur). Numismatic Chronicle 
1991, p. 18 and pl. 3, 43). Sofaer pl. 76, 80. An extraordinary example 
of this rare series, struck on an exceptional flan and possessing complete 
legends with nearly full beading on both sides. 


From the James Dines “Original Goldbug”’ Collection. Ex Shoshana Col- 
lection (Heritage Auctions 3003, 8 March 2012), lot 20552 
Starting Bid: $5,000 





ROMAN PROVINCIAL 








33024 GAUL. Lugdunum (Copia). Octavian, as Imperator (43-27 
BC), and Divus Julius Caesar. AE dupondius (32mm, 16.27 gm, 3h). 
NGC XFx 5/5 - 4/5. Ca. 36 BC. IMPeCAESAReDIVI*F*DIVI*IVLIe, 
adduced laureate head of Divus Julius Caesar (on left), and bare head of 
Octavian (on right); upright palm between / COPIA, prow of ship right, 
decorated with eye and dolphin right; globe on left and meta on right 
above. RPC 515. Giard 7. Brown-green surfaces with sandy highlights. 
Exceptionally well-struck for issue. 


Ex Editions V. Gadoury, Auction 2019 (15 November 2019), lot 342 
Starting Bid: $2,500 


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Ex Shoshana Collection Bithynian 


Judaea Capta Issue 


33025  KOINON OF BITHYNIA. Asia Minor. Titus, as Caesar (79- 
81 AD). AE (29mm, 13.95 gm, 6h). NGC AU 5/5 - 4/5, Fine Style. 
M. Maecius Rufus, proconsul of Bithynia under Vespasian. AYTOKPA 
TITOX KATZAP ZEBA® YIOX, laureate head of Titus nght / ETI M 
MAIKIOY POY®OY AN@®@YITIATOY (in the proconsulship of M. Mae- 
cius Rufus); palm tree; cuirass, two spears, and helmet to left, two spears 
and shield to right. Hendin 1575. RIC II 604. RPC II 612. Waddington 
Rec. Gen. pl. XXXV,10. Samuels 139 (this coin). Very rare, particularly in 
this state of preservation. Natural green-red patina. 


From the James Dines “Original Goldbug”’ Collection. Ex Shoshana Col- 
lection (Heritage Auctions 3003, 8 March 2012), lot 20539 


This provincial Roman coin, attributed to the Koinon of Bithynia, is clear- 
ly related to the Jewish War. RPC II p. 97 notes that this coin has “... 
significance beyond Bithynia: the palm tree with obverse of Titus is a clear 


allusion to Titus’ participation in the defeat of Judaea...”’. 
Starting Bid: $7,500 


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ROMAN REPUBLIC 


33026 Julius Caesar, as Dictator (49-44 BC). AV aureus (20mm, 
7.97 gm, 11h). NGC XF 3/5 - 4/5. Rome, 46 BC, Aulus Hirtius, praetor. 
CeCAESAR-COS°TER, veiled female head (Vesta or Pietas?) right, with 
features of Julius Caesar / AeHIRTITVSeP R, lituus, oenochoe, and securis, 
all turned left (emblems of the augurate and pontificate). Crawford 466/1. 
Sydenham 1017-1018. Hirtia 1 and Julia 22. Calico 37c. Bright surfaces, 
mottled toning on reverse. 





Aulus Hirtius was a key supporter of Caesar, who might have ended up as 
Caesar’s successor in power had events taken a different turn. An expe- 
rienced soldier, he served as one of Caesar’s legates in Gaul from about 
54 BC and was an envoy to Pompey in 50 BC. He served Caesar loyally 
during the Civil War against Pompey and his successors in 48-45 BC and 
was appointed as Caesar’s mintmaster in Rome in 46 BC, when he struck 
the first truly large issue of gold aurei from the spoils of Caesar ’s cam- 
paigns. These aurei, which bear a rather enigmatic veiled female head 
on the obverse, were used to pay Caesar’s soldiers after the great tri- 
umphal parade. After Caesar’s assassination, Hirtius initially supported 
Marc Antony but, after taking over as Consul in 43 BC, he raised an army 
against Antony at the instigation of Cicero and Octavian. His army de- 
feated Antony at Mutina in April of 43 BC, but Hirtius was killed in the 
fighting; his consular colleague Pansa died days later, leaving Octavian 
and Antony masters of Rome. Modern historians owe Hirtius a debt of 
gratitude for preserving and editing Caesar ’s Commentaries on the Gallic 
and Civil Wars. 

Starting Bid: $2,500 


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Cabinet Toned Julius Caesar Portrait 


33027 Divus Julius Caesar (49-44 BC). AR denarius (18mm, 3.87 gm, 8h). NGC AU 4/5 - 5/5. Posthumous issue 
of Rome, April 44 BC, C. Cossutius Maridianus, moneyer. PARENS PATRIAE-CAESAR, veiled and wreathed head 
of Julius Caesar right; apex behind, lituus right before / CeCOSSVTIVS MARID-IANVS arranged in form of a cross; 
A-A-A-F*F in the angles. Crawford 480/19. Sydenham 1069. Excellent strike, with handsome portrait on deeply toned 
surfaces. 

Starting Bid: $2,500 


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The Legendary Lovers - 
Cleopatra and Antony 


33028 Mare Antony and Cleopatra VII of Egypt, rulers of the 
East (37-30 BC). AR denarius (20mm, 3.89 gm, 12h). NGC Choice 
VF 3/5 - 4/5. Alexandria, 34-32 BC. ANTONI*ARMENIA*DEVICTA, 
bare head of Marc Antony right; Armenian tiara behind / CLEOPATRA- 
REGINAE*REGVMeFILIORVM*REGVMe, diademed and draped bust 
of Cleopatra right, seen from front; stem of galley prow below. Crawford 
543/1. Sydenham 1210. Antonia 95. Bright silver flan with areas of deep 
toning. 


From the Bacchus Collection 


The last Ptolemaic ruler of Egypt, Cleopatra VII was born in 69 BC and 
succeeded her father Ptolemy XII Auletes in 51 BC. She soon faced a suc- 
cession crisis: Her weak-willed younger brother and co-ruler, Ptolemy 
XII, was dominated by a circle of courtiers who feared Cleopatra’s keen 
intellect and resolute will. Consequently, they ousted and exiled her in 
48 BC, shortly before the Roman general Pompey the Great arrived in 
Alexandria fresh from his defeat by Julius Caesar at the battle of Phar- 
salus. Ptolemy ordered Pompey’ murder, but this only outraged Caesar, 
who showed up days later and occupied the royal palace. Cleopatra had 
herself wrapped in a carpet and smuggled into Caesar’s presence for a 
meeting. This display of spunk by the nubile 20-year-old enchanted the 
dictator. The two likely became lovers that night, and Caesar’s bitter 
Alexandrine War, which ended in the defeat and death of Ptolemy XIII, 
was fought on her behalf. Caesar tarried a while longer in Egypt while 
Cleopatra conceived and bore him a son. Caesar returned to Rome in 47 
BC and summoned Cleopatra to join him the following year. She was thus 
in Rome when Caesar was murdered on March 15, 44 BC. Returning to 
Alexandria, she was summoned to meet the Triumvir Marc Antony at Tar- 
sus in 41 BC. Once again, a powerful Roman succumbed to Cleopatra’ 
charms, and within a year she had borne Antony twins, a boy and a girl. 
In 37 BC, Cleopatra provided money and supplies in support of Antony s 
abortive invasion of Parthia and a punitive raid on Armenia the follow- 
ing year. Antony ’s adoption of “barbaric” Egyptian customs, his increas- 
ing dependence on Cleopatra and his promise to bestow most of Rome’ 
eastern possessions upon her and her children led his partner in power, 
Octavian, to declare war in 32 BC. Antony fought a lethargic campaign 
and suffered a heavy naval defeat at Actium in September, 31 BC, after 
which he and Cleopatra fled to Egypt. On Octavian ’s approach in 30 BC, 
Antony committed suicide and Cleopatra followed suit days later, utilizing 
the poisonous bite of the sacred asp. 

Starting Bid: $5,000 





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ROMAN IMPERIAL 





33029 Augustus (27 BC-AD 14). AV aureus (18mm, 7.87 gm, 8h). 
NGC XF 4/5 - 3/5. Lugdunum, 15-13 BC. AVGVSTVS-DIVI*F, bare 
head of Augustus right / IMPeX, bull charging left, head lowered, right 
foreleg raised, lashing his tail. RIC I 168. Calico 214. Excellent centering 
on both sides of slightly tight flan. 


Augustus’ large ‘bull coinage’ stuck at the Gallic mint of Lugdunum came 
at a time of aggressive expansion for the regime. The bull is a visual ref- 
erence to the city of Thurium in Lucania, to which Octavian s household 
had a strong connection. While serving as Praetor, the father of Octavian, 
Gaius Octavius, led Roman forces to victory over a band of rebel slaves 
near Thurium in 60 BC. Probably in commemoration of this Victory, Oc- 
tavius bestowed on his then three-year-old son the cognomen Thurinus. 
Octavius died the following year and young Octavian soon dropped Thu- 
rinus from his name completely, but after his rise to power he recalled the 
familial connection by using a charging bull (the type used by Thurium in 
its Greek coinage of previous centuries) in its imagery. 

Starting Bid: $2,500 





Lustrous Hadrian Securitas Gold Aureus 


33030 Hadrian (AD 117-138). AV aureus (21mm, 7.11 gm, 6h). 
NGC Choice AU 5/5 - 4/5, light scratches. Rome, AD 136. HADRIAN- 
VS-AVG COS HI P P, bare head of Hadrian right / SECVRI-TAS AVG, 
Securitas, bare to waist, seated left on throne with cornucopias as arms, 
resting head on left hand, left arm resting on back of throne, right arm 
around arm of throne. RIC II 273. RIC II.3 2233 (same dies as illustra- 
tion). Calicé 1377 (same rev. die as illustration). Bright and lustrous, with 
detailed portrait and interesting reverse die composition. 


Ex Provence Collection (Classical Numismatic Group, Auction 114, 13 
May 2020), lot 880 
Starting Bid: $8,500 


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Victory 


33031 Marcus Aurelius, as Augustus (AD 161-180). AV aureus 
(21mm, 7.34 gm, 12h). NGC MS 5/5 - 4/5, Fine Style. Rome, AD 166- 
167. MANTONINVS AVG-ARM PARTH MAX, laureate, cuirassed bust 
of Marcus Aurelius right, seen from behind / TR P XXI IMP III COS III, 
Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right hand, palm cradled in left 
arm. RIC III 172. Calicé 1996. Struck from fine style, high-relief dies on 
shimmering flan. 


Ex Editions V. Gadoury, Auction 2018 (16 November 2018), lot 128; Col- 
lection Imagines Imperatorvm (08 December 2012), Lot 118 


The ‘Victory’ celebrated on this aureus, over the Parthians in a long and 
difficult war AD 161-163, ended up being a Pyrrhic one for the Romans, 
as the returning Legions brought with them a virulent plague which quick- 
ly spread through most of the Roman Empire and devastated its popula- 
tion. The “Antonine Plague,” also called the “Plague of Galen” after the 
famous physician who strove mightily against it, is now thought to have 
been smallpox or possibly measles. Europeans seemingly had no exposure 
to the illness before and died in enormous numbers. While not as devastat- 
ing as the later Plague of Justinian or the Black Death of the 14th century, 
it seems to have severely depopulated vast regions and helped bring about 
the economic stagnation and external invasion that eventually brought 
down the Western Roman Empire. 

Reserve: $20,000 





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Jugate Dynastic Severan Aureus 


33032 Septimius Severus (AD 193-211), with Caracalla. AV aureus 
(20mm, 7.24 gm, 5h). NGC Choice AU 5/5 - 3/5. Rome, AD 202-210. 
IMPPeINVICTI*PII*AVGG, laureate, draped, jugate busts right of Sep- 
timius Severus (on left, seen from behind) and Caracalla (on right, seen 
from front) / VICTORIA-PARTHICA MAXIMA, Victory advancing left, 
wreath upward in right hand, cradling palm in left arm. RIC IV.I 311 var. 
(draped and cuirassed). Calicé 2597c (this coin illustrated). BMCRE 266 
var. (same). Biaggi 1127 var. (same). Excellent centering, with two hand- 
some portraits. 


Ex Provence Collection (Triton XXIII, 14 January 2020), lot 790; Marc 
Melcher Collection (Triton VI, 14 January 2003), lot 931 


Hill suggests this issue was struck to mark the dedication of the Arch 
of Septimius Severus built the previous year for his victories over the 
Parthians. 

Starting Bid: $18,500 





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33033 Severus Alexander (AD 222-235). AV aureus (21mm, 6.29 gm, 6h). NGC Choice AU 5/5 - 4/5, light scuff. Rome, AD 225. IMP C M AVR 
SEV-ALEXAND AVG, laureate, draped bust of Severus Alexander right, seen from behind / P M TR P IIII-COS P P, emperor standing facing in military 


dress, head left, globe in right hand, reversed spear in left. RIC IV.II 46. Calico 3102. Lustrous flan with areas of toning. 
Starting Bid: $2,500 


Fine Style Gordian | Africanus Denarius 


33034 Gordian I Africanus (March-April AD 238). AR denarius (21mm, 2.86 gm, 12h). NGC AU 5/5 - 4/5, Fine Style. Rome. IMP M ANT 
GORDIANVS AFR AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian I right, seen from behind / P M T-R P COS P P, Gordian I, togate, standing fac- 
ing, head left, branch upward in right hand, transverse short scepter in left. RIC IV.II 1. Struck from fine style dies on matte silver flan. 


Gordian I and his son Gordian II share the dubious distinction of having the shortest reigns of any “legitimate’’ Roman emperors. Born in AD 159 during 
an era of peace and stability, Marcus Antonius Gordianus Sempronianus Romanus claimed a distant relation to the emperor Trajan on his mother’s side 
and descent from those famous Republican reformers, the brothers Gracchi, on his father’s. Despite these illustrious genes, he had a rather uneventful 
career as a Senator and did not reach the consulship until the advanced age of 64. He was approaching his 80s when, in AD 237/68, the Emperor Maxi- 
minus I appointed him governor of North Africa, where he was expected to enforce the regime's draconian program of taxation. In March of AD 238, a 
group of young African nobles rebelled and murdered the emperor’s tax agent. Realizing they’d passed the point of no return, the rich rebels sent a del- 
egation to Gordian begging him to accept the purple as a rival to the unpopular Maximinus, who was preoccupied campaigning on the Rhine frontier. At 
first reluctant, Gordian accepted their acclamation on March 19 and appointed his son, Gordian II, as co-emperor. The Gordians both assumed the title 
Africanus and dispatched a messenger to Rome proclaiming their program of reform. The Senate, which hated the brutish Maximinus, eagerly approved 
their elevation and began striking coins in their names. But Maximinus ordered his loyal governor in Numidia, Capellianus, to attack Carthage and crush 
the revolt. Capellianus duly set out with a veteran force, against which the Gordians could only pull together ill-trained rabble. Gordian II died in battle 
on April 12, AD 238 and his father hanged himself upon hearing of its outcome. They had together reigned a mere 22 days. Despite their brief production 
run, coins of Gordian I and II are notable for their excellent portraiture and careful quality control. 

Starting Bid: $2,500 


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’Medallic Flan’ Star Gordian II Denarius 


33035 Gordian II Africanus (March-April AD 238). AR denarius 
(21mm, 2.68 gm, 5h). NGC AU 5/5 - 5/5. Rome. IMP M ANT GORD- 
IANVS AFR AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian II right, 
seen from behind / PROVIDENTIA AVGG, Providentia standing facing, 
head left, leaning with left arm on column, legs crossed, wand downward 
in right hand over globe at feet, cornucopia in left. RIC IV.II 1. Incredible 
rainbow toned surfaces. 


Born around AD 192, Marcus Antonius Gordianus Sempronianus Roma- 
nus the Younger followed his father into the Roman Senate during the 
reign of Elagabalus (AD 218-222). He attained the consulship in the reign 
of Severus Alexander (AD 222-235) and served as legate of Legio IV 
Scythica near Antioch, as well as governor of Achaea. In AD 237, he was 
appointed as a legate (or general) to Africa, a province then governed by 
his father. While a son serving under a father was hardly unusual, Africa 
at this time had no legionary force of its own, meaning Gordian IT had 
command only over a small band of palace guards and auxiliary troops. In 
March of AD 238, a cadre of North African nobles in the town of Thysdrus 
forced the elder Gordian to accept the purple. Aged nearly 80, Gordian 
I realized he could not carry the burden alone and proclaimed his son 
Gordian IT as co-emperor. However, Capelianus, governor of neighbor- 
ing Numidia, remained loyal to Maximinus I and marched on Carthage 
with the veteran Legio III Cyrenaica. Gordian II gathered a ragtag force 
and marched out to meet him, but the defenders had more heart than skill 
and fell in droves before the swords of Capelianus’ legionaries. Gord- 
ian II died in battle and his body was never recovered. Upon hearing of 
the outcome, the elder Gordian hung himself. But the 22-day reign of the 
Gordians proved the aristocracy of Rome was not yet a spent force, and 
the revolt they began eventually succeeded in toppling Maximinus. 
Starting Bid: $2,500 





1923 Pedigree Diocletian Gold Aureus 


33036 Diocletian (AD 284-305). AV aureus (20mm, 5.30 gm, 6h). 
NGC Choice AU 4/5 - 4/5. Cyzicus, AD 290-293. DIOCLETIANVS- 
AVGVSTVS, laureate head of Diocletian right / COS-IIII, Diocletian, 
laureate, in military dress, raising right hand in salute, on horseback walk- 
ing right. RIC VI 288. Calico 4446. Bright and flashy surfaces. 


Ex Swiss collection (Nomos AG, Auction 19, 17 November 2019), lot 342; 
H.. D. Rauch, Summer Auction (20 September 2012), lot 1422; Florange 
& Ciani (10 February 1923), lot 190 

Starting Bid: $8,000 


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Gilded Diocletian Medallion 


33037 Diocletian (AD 284-305). AE medallion (36mm, 26.48 gm, 5h). NGC VF 5/5 - 3/5, light marks, gilding traces. Rome, ca. 286-293. IMP C 
C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Diocletian left, the cuirass decorated with head of Medusa, spear in right hand 
over shoulder / MONETA I-OVI ET HERCVLI-AV-GG, Moneta (in center) standing facing, head left, scales in right hand, cornucopia in left, pile of 
coins at her feet to left; Jupiter (on left), standing facing, head right, nude but for chlamys over left shoulder, grounded scepter in right hand, thunderbolt 
in left; Hercules (on right), standing facing, head left, nude but for lion skin draped over left arm, leaning right hand on grounded club, apple upward in 
left hand. Cohen 337. W. Froehner, Les Médaillons de |’ Empire Romain depuis le régne d’ Auguste jusqu’a Priscus Attale, Paris, 1878, p. 257. F. Gnecchi, 
I medaglioni romani II, Milan, 1912, pl. 125, 7. M.-M. Bendenoun, Coins of the Ancient World, A Portrait of the JDL Collection, Tradart, Genéve, 2009, 
87 (same dies). Areas of gilding remaining on deep chocolate surfaces. 


Although he reached the Roman throne via the path of coup and civil war, Diocletian turned out to be a far-sighted statesman of rare ability. Achieving 
undisputed power in AD 285, he came in with a detailed blueprint for Roman revival. Recognizing the task of governing the Empire had grown too great 
for one man, he divided supreme power with three old military colleagues and devised a formula for renewing this “Tetrarchy” every 20 years. The ar- 
rangement worked surprisingly well and by AD 300 the ceaseless revolts and civil wars that had nearly destroyed the Roman Empire over the latter third 
century had stopped, allowing Roman economic life to slowly and painfully recover. 


Among the grand designs of Diocletian was an effort to restore the Roman religion to its former prominence. Toward this end, each of the ruling Tetrarchs 
was assigned to a “house” corresponding to the Roman deities. Though less of a thinker than Diocletian, Maximian was a better soldier, a fact Diocletian 
understood and even appreciated. Maximian thus became Hercules to Diocletian’s Jupiter, the man of action following the lead of a great planner and 
organizer. In doing so they created the Jovian and Herculian houses that allowed the political structure of Diocletian's government to be defined within 
the context of state religion. The emperors thus presented themselves as having received their mandate to rule from none other than the gods. In official 
propaganda they are described as being “born of god and themselves creators of gods.” With divine parentage, these rulers presented themselves as being 
incalculably more legitimate than a usurper who might claim the purple. They took seriously their adoption into the divine houses, each substituted his 
own birthday (dies natalis) with a new, divine birthday (geminis natalis). They celebrated their new birthday on July 21, representing the day in AD 287 
when they adopted the names Jovius and Herculius. 


The reverse of this medallion is a variation of the iconic tres monetae type, in which figures representing gold, silver and copper are shown standing. 
In this case, the composition is retained but the figures differ: Juno Moneta, in the center, is flanked by Jupiter and Hercules. Toynbee suggests that this 
type, inscribed MONETA IOVI ET HERCVLI AVGG, was intended as “...a dedication of the imperial mint to the Emperors’ heavenly patrons, who bless 
financial administration and reforms.” This is likely accurate as it is in keeping with Diocletian s penchant for celebrating the religious significance of 
most every aspect of his reign. 

Starting Bid: $2,500 


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33038 Maximian (AD 286-310). AV aureus (18mm, 5.33 gm, 12h). 
NGC AU 5/5 - 5/5. Trier, AD 295-305. MAXIMIA-NVS P F AVG, lau- 
reate, larger-sized head of Maximian right / PACATORES G-E-NTIVM, 
Maximian standing facing on quadriga, head left, branch in outstretched 
right hand, short scepter in left; soldier standing at right leading horses, 
TR in exergue. RIC VI 65b. Calico 4714. Many of the known examples of 
this type came from the 1922 Arras Hoard, which we believe is where this 
particular piece comes from, though we have been unable to confirm that. 
Fiery red-orange toning, consistent with typical old hoard finds. 


Ex Editions V. Gadoury Auction 2017, (2 December 2017), lot 110; CGB, 
(28 June 2016), lot 169. Possibly Tresor of Arras (1922)(?) 
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Constantine Raising Constantinople 


33039 Constantine I the Great (AD 307-337). AV solidus (20mm, 
4.38 gm, 5h). NGC AU 5/5 - 4/5. Nicomedia, AD 330. CONSTANTI- 
NVS MAX AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constan- 
tine I right, seen from front / PIETAS AVGVSTI NOSTRI, Constantine I 
(center right), in military dress, standing facing, head left, scepter in left 
hand, extending right hand to raise turreted Constantinople (center left) 
kneeling right, presented by soldier (on left), standing facing, head right, 
shield in left hand, right hand resting on female, Victory (on right) stand- 
ing facing, head left, crowning Constantine with palm frond in right hand, 
another palm cradled on left arm; SMN in exergue. RIC VII 162. Alfoldi 
297. Depeyrot 41/1 var. (break in obv. legend). Biaggi 1983. Rare - this 
specimen is the sole example in sales archives. Crisply struck on bright 
flan, traces of deposits on portrait. 


Ex Provence Collection (Classical Numismatic Group, Triton XXIII, 14 
January 2020), lot 871 
Starting Bid: $8,000 


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Prooflike ‘Eyes to Heaven’ Solidus 


33040 Constantius II, as Caesar (AD 337-361). AV solidus (20mm, 
4.42 gm, 5h). NGC MS 5/5 - 4/5. Nicomedia, AD 325-326. (No leg- 
end), plain-diademed head of Constantius II right, looking upward / CON- 
STANTI-VS CAESAR, Victory advancing left, wreath upward in right 
hand, palm cradled in left arm; N in exergue. RIC VII 113. Perfectly struck 
on brilliant, shimmering flan. Well-deserving of the star designation for 
superior eye appeal. 

Starting Bid: $3,000 


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ROMAN IMPERIAL-BYZANTINE 





33041 Magnus Maximus, Western Roman Empire (AD 383-388). 
AV solidus (21mm, 4.44 gm, 12h). NGC MS 5/5 - 4/5. Trier, ca. AD 
383-384. D N MAG MA-XIMVS P F AVG, rosette-diademed, draped 
and cuirassed bust of Magnus Maximus right, seen from front / VICTOR- 
IA AVGG, Magnus Maximus and Theodosius I seated facing on double 
throne, jointly holding globe between them; Victory above facing between 
them, vertical palm branch between their feet, TROB in exergue. RIC IX 
77b. Sharply struck on bright flan. 


Ex Editions V. Gadoury, Auction 2018 (16 November 2018), lot 288; Nu- 
mismatica Varesi 53, Lot 371 


A capable general of Spanish birth, Flavius Magnus Clemens Maximus 
was appointed military commander of Britain in AD 380. Three years 
later, Maximus made a bid for the throne of the Western Roman Empire, 
then ruled by the ineffectual Gratian and his young brother Valentinian 
IT. To secure the loyalty of the British legions, Maximus reopened the old 
mint of Londinium, which had been closed for more than fifty years, and 
began striking gold solidi acclaiming himself as Augustus. After disposing 
of Gratian, Maximus proposed a three-way division of the Empire, with 
himself ruling Britain, Gaul, Germany and Spain, Valentinian II ruling 
Italy and Africa, and Theodosius I, another Spaniard, holding the East. 
This uneasy equilibrium lasted about three years but, thereafter, Maximus 
began encroaching upon Valentinian IIs territory. The mintmark TR is 
augmented by the letters OB (standing for Obryzium, or “pure gold’), 
and the reverse type and legend (VICTORIA AVGG) explicitly acknowl- 
edge only two Roman emperors, surely Maximus and Theodosius I. In AD 
387, Maximus raised his son Flavius Victor to the rank of Augustus and 
launched an invasion of Italy, provoking a final showdown with Theodo- 
sius. But in a lightning campaign, Theodosius struck eastward and defeat- 
ed Maximus before he could fully martial his forces. Both Maximus and 
Victor were summarily executed by Theodosius, who restored Valentinian 
IT to the Western throne. 

Starting Bid: $4,250 


BYZANTINE 


Rare Italian Mint 


33042 Justinian II, first reign (AD 685-695). AV solidus (21mm, 
4.34 om, 5h). NGC MS 5/5 - 3/5. Naples or Ravenna (?), AD 687-690. 
d N IUST-INIANO PP I, bust of Justinian II facing, wearing crown with 
cross and unusual chlamys, globus cruciger in right hand / VICtORIA- 
AVGVSTOR, cross potent with base on three steps; CONOB below, © 
removed from right field. Sear 1311 (uncertain Italian mint). DOC 70. 
MIB 35. Sharply struck from dies of interesting style. 





Ex Editions V. Gadoury, Auction 2015 (14 November 2015), lot 107 


Note - the style is similar to the issues from Naples, however, the removed 
theta on the reverse would seem to indicate Ravenna (Hahn). 
Reserve: $6,000 


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AFGHANISTAN 








33043 Amanullah gold 5 Amani SH 1299 (1920) MS64+ NGC, Ka- 
bul mint, KM889, Fr-29a. Variety with value above Toughra. The scarcer 
of the two primary varieties for this only one-year type, and a grade for 
the issue that stands head-and-shoulders above the rest, hardly a trace of 
handling or the usual bagmarks over the surfaces. 

Starting Bid: $3,500 


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handsomely accentuated by iridescent autumnal hues. A quick rotation 
ignites an incredible amount of underlying luster, which effortlessly fans 
both sides of the planchet. As the grade suggests, the raised elements are 
the result of a strong and careful strike—the obverse “sun face” motif 
shows far more detail than typically found on this issue. Currently, this 
date remains unrivaled at the certified level, and is complete with superior 
eye appeal to boot. 

Starting Bid: $4,000 


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ARGENTINA 





33045 ~=La Rioja. Provincial gold 2 Escudos 1842-R MS63 NGC, La Rioja mint, KM13, Janson-53. An incredibly handsome speci- 
men for this usually unattainable type at the choice level, and presently one of only 3 examples to be so graded between NGC and PCGS 
combined. Struck only in this year in honor of general and military dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas, the surfaces appear remarkably clean 
and lustrous for the issue, only the most minor of weakness visible on the reverse high points, and this quickly fading as one moves to 
the margins and obverse motifs. 

Reserve: $5,000 


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AUSTRALIA 








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Perhaps Only the 2nd in Private Hands 


33046 Victoria gold Proof Pattern Sovereign 1856-SYDNEY PR62 
Ultra Cameo NGC, Royal mint, KM-Pn6, McDonald-103e, QM-28 (R7). 
Type II. Plain edge. By Leonard Charles Wyon. An almost mythical piece 
and perhaps one of the most elusive in all of the Australian coinage—the 
1856 Pattern Sovereign debuting Leonard Charles Wyon’s ‘banksia’ head. 
Maybe the most attractive portrait ever featured on an Australian coin, 
the style of Wyon (son of the famous William Wyon) provided the young 
queen in a far more elegant and regal light than the seemingly austere 
‘fillet’ head design of James Wyon that had featured on the first Austra- 
lian sovereigns of 1855 and 1856, and this new design in fact became the 
adopted standard of the country’s 1/2 and full sovereigns down to 1870. 
Engraved with the utmost care and expertise in all of its facets, the design 
captures upon every element of its seemingly simple, yet iconic, composi- 
tion in a degree of clarity that is simply never encountered, thin frost and 
razor-sharp edges to the devices giving the coin the appearance of a royal 
medalet. This apparent discovery piece would seem to mark only the third 
known example, both McDonald and the original Quartermaster Collec- 
tion listing suggesting that that specimen was the single representative 


Le in private hands of just two known. An undoubted once-in-a-lifetime op- 
\s ae portunity as such, and a piece that is sure to spark heated interest from all 
Atl / rat 7 connoisseurs of the Australian series. 

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the dedication of the Salzburg Cathedral by Archbishop Paris of Lodron 
on 25 September 1628. ECCLES: METROP « SALISB: DEDICATVR 
¢ 25 ¢ SEPT: APARIDE * ARCHIE, facade of Cathedral of Saints Ru- 
pert and Vergilius carried by the two saints enthroned in the heavens, date 
across fields, arms of the archbishop of Salzburg below / (Angel’s head?) 
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censer below. An incredibly gratifying offering, evenly patinated to an 
aged honey-gold with minimal disturbance to the flan overall from the 
noted mount removal. Despite its details designation, we would note that a 
mere 2 examples of the type have been awarded Mint State status, making 
an uncirculated piece such as this a considerable conditional rarity. 
Starting Bid: $2,500 








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33048 Rudolf If Taler 1581-HS AU58 NGC, Kaschau mint, Dav- 
8072, Voglhuber-99. An enticing example from this very rare mint in Hun- 
garia Superior, featuring an emblematic portrayal of Rudolf II holding 
the imperial scepter with the Hapsburg crown located in the background. 
Thick with die polish on the reverse, and one of only a handful of speci- 
mens to appear on the market in the last decade. 

Starting Bid: $1,500 


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33049 Ferdinand III gold 2 Ducat 1656 AU58 NGC, Vienna mint, 
KM899, Fr-231. 6.87gm. Apparently an exceptionally elusive date for 
this already lesser-seen double ducat, with our research revealing only 
a single other example coming to auction in the last decade. Minted just 
a year prior to Ferdinand’s death in 1657, the offering is noteworthy for 
its absence of consequential surface marks, seeming nearly Mint State 
with more flatness atop the high points than serious rub. For the sake of 
completeness, we note a minor bend in the flan, though this proves to be 
of little visual detraction. 

Starting Bid: $1,500 


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33050 ~=Franz II (1) gold “Visit to the Milan Mint” Medal 1816 
MS65 NGC, Montenuovo-2444 var. (listed in silver), Julius-3096. 
37mm. 40.52gm. Plain edge. An extremely rare mint visit medal in gold, 
apparently missing from both the Horsky and Montenuovo collections, 
which only contained examples in silver. Struck to approximately 11 ducat 
weight, this flashy specimen is verifiably mirrorlike in the fields, with the 
face containing the dedicatory inscription clearly struck from a heavily 
polished die. Quite likely on par with the Julius collection example in 
terms of technical quality, and a piece of numismatic history that seldom 
becomes available to collectors. 

Starting Bid: $5,000 


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33051 Ferdinand I gold “Francis I Monument” Medal of 25 Ducats 
1846 MS61 NGC, cf. Horsky-3650 (listed in silver), Montenuovo-262 1 
(same), Hauser-114 (same). 49mm. 86.92gm. By K. Lange. A very rare 
gold medal commemorating the construction of the Francis I monument, 
located in the central courtyard of the Hofburg Palace and dedicated to 
Austrian Emperor Francis I (reigned 1804-1835) who also ruled as Holy 
Roman Emperor (1792-1806). Produced to a high relief and attractively 
engraved, with potent mirror reflectivity residing in the fields. 

Starting Bid: $15,000 


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33052 Franz Joseph I gold Proof 100 Corona 1908 PR61 NGC, 33053 Republic gold Proof 100 Kronen 1924 PR65 Cameo NGC, 
Kremnitz mint, KM2812, Fr-514. Struck in honor of the 60th anniversary Vienna mint, KM2831, Fr-518. A flashy gem representative, certified in 


of Franz Joseph’s reign. Shimmering reflectivity dominates the fields, the an uppermost tier of technical preservation, no examples at either PCGS 
devices sharp and expressed with admirable precision. or NGC exceeding the “65” level in any cameo or non-cameo designation. 
Starting Bid: $3,000 Mirrored surfaces and an exacting strike fully justify this “finest” status, 


not a single stray mark of consequence existing to detract from the sensa- 
tional visual allure displayed. 
Starting Bid: $6,000 


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33054 Republic gold Prooflike 100 Schilling 1935 PL67 NGC, 
KM2857. The key date in this four-year series, and the only one that saw 
a mintage of under 1,000, with just 951 examples struck. The present se- 
lection ranks as the single finest across the combined PCGS and NGC 
censuses, earning the specimen an elite distinction as both an absolute and 
conditional rarity. Abundant golden reflectivity resides across shimmering 
fields, with scarcely a hint of handling present to obstruct the praiseworthy 
eye appeal. 

Starting Bid: $6,000 


BELGIUM 








33055 Flanders. Louis II de Male (1346-1384) gold Flandres d’Or 
(Franc a Pied) ND (1361-1364) MS64 PCGS, Ghent mint, Fr-161, 
Schneider-147, Delm-464 (R1). 4.14gm. L| VDOVIC’ « DEI: G’ | * COm’ 
¢Fe|DnS: FLANDRI | € (annulet and double annulet stops), Count bear- 
ing sword standing under a Gothic dais with a shield and helmet to either 
side, his mantle with ermines, FLAnDRES in exergue /+BEMUEDICTVS: 
QOVI: VENUIT: IM: VWOmIME: DOmIU (double saltire stops), cross fleurée 
with lion rampant in center and F | L| A | D in angles, all within a quadri- 
lobe with trefoils in the spandrels. A type which is rarely offered in this 
splendid near-gem quality, featuring nearly a matte gold texture over the 
surfaces on a broad, full flan. Only the third example of the type we have 
handled, and presently tied for the finest certified by PCGS. 

Reserve: $5,000 


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33056 Flanders. Louis II de Male (1346-1384) gold Lion heaumé 
d’or ND (1365-1370) MS64 NGC, Ghent mint, Fr-157, Delm-460. 
5.38gm. LV | DOVICVS: DEI * GRA: COm’ « DnS: FLAnDR | I€ (an- 
nulet and double annulet tops), helmed and seated lion left within Gothic 
stall; FLANDRES in exergue below / +BEWEDICTVS: QVI: VEUIT: 
IM: 4WOmIVE: DOmIMI (double saltire stops), cross fleuree with F| L| A 
| N in quarters and D’ in center, all within tressure. Of outstanding beauty, 
a medieval masterpiece with clearly original sun-yellow surfaces and con- 
siderable residual luster. Its production quality is absolutely superb for the 
type, centrally struck on a flan of good metal with essentially no areas of 
weakness whatsoever. A piece for the discerning. 

Starting Bid: $4,000 


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5.40gm. LV | DOVICVS: DEI « GRA: COm’ « F: DnS: FLAnDR | I€ 
(annulet and double annulet stops), Helmed and seated lion to left within 
a Gothic stall; FLAnDRES in exergue /+ BEMEDICTVS: QVI: VENIT: 
IM: WOmINVE: DOmIUI (double saltire stops), cross fleurée with F | L| A 
| n in quarters and D’ in center, all within tressure. An engaging offering 
which pushes against the upper bounds of its assigned grade, the features 
all fully struck-up with faint die polish in the fields and not the least dis- 
turbances to the surfaces. 

Reserve: $5,000 


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BELGIUM 





33058 Leopold I gold Specimen “Royal Wedding” 100 Francs 1853 
SP63 NGC, Brussels mint, KM-XM3.1, Fr-409. Hyphen between dates 
variety. Mintage: 482. Struck to commemorate the marriage of the Duke 
and Duchess of Brabant, the offering at hand ranks in the uppermost ech- 
elons of quality yet certified for this conditionally rare type, of which no 
other examples currently seen by NGC rank finer. Sharply sculpted devic- 
es, coated in golden frost, contrast cleanly against the surrounding fields, 
these highly mirrored and graced with just a hint of silver tone, sufficient 
to confirm a degree of originality that only renders this scarce offering that 
much more desirable. 

Starting Bid: $6,000 








33059 “Railway” gold Medal 1876 AU, 55mm. 154.83gm. .900 fine. 
By A. Fisch. An impressive and large-scale gold medal struck to congratulate 
Mr. Ed. Chaudron (Burgomaster) on his persevering efforts, which brought 
the town a new railway. The obverse indicates a railway inauguration date 
of September 20, 1876. The reverse translations reads, “Gratitude to Ed. 
Chaudron the mayor of Frasnes-lez-Gosselies for bringing the the train to 
our village.” By its inscription it would seem that the medal is unique, and 
this 1s the only example which we have seen or been able to locate. 
Starting Bid: $5,000 


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BOLIVIA 










33060 Republic gold 8 Scudos 1852 PTS-FP XF Details (Repaired) 
PCGS, Potosi mint, KM115, Fr-33. An extremely rare one-year type with 
the laureate bust of Bolivar facing to the left. As few as six specimens 
are reported, rendering this one of the greater rarities of the entire South 
American series. Brass-gold in color, with a skillful repair of former 
scratching executed to the fields. 

Starting Bid: $3,000 


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33061 Pedro II gold 4000 Reis 1702/1-P MS63 NGC, Pernambuco 
mint, KM99, LMB-39, Gomes-33.01. A superb example of this Brazilian 
gold rarity, which only occasionally appears on auction and even then 
tends to be seen impaired or in lower Mint State grades at best. The 4000 
Reis of 1702 was the only gold coin struck at the Pernambuco mint (P), 
which primarily produced silver coins (mostly 640 Reis) in the short pe- 
riod it operated from 1700 to 1702, marking gold issues from there as 
ones of particular importance to the wider Brazilian series. Yet further, this 
selection, with its satiny surfaces glistening with golden luster and fields 
ranked with fine die polish lines, remains the absolute highest-certified 
example by either PCGS or NGC, across which there are currently only 
four examples seen to date. Between the intersection of type and condi- 
tional rarity, and a degree of eye appeal that perhaps even exceeds what is 
normally expected for the assigned grade, the offering at hand remains a 
contender for the highest caliber collection of Brazilian gold. 

Starting Bid: $6,000 


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mint, KM101, LMB-35. Of markedly higher quality than can normally be 
expected, not just for the date, but also for this five-year type as a whole, 
this choice example deserves strong acclaim for its appealing surfaces that 
reveal a profound gold foil luster. Well-struck, with a centrally positioned 
placement of the dies lending a laudable aesthetic balance, this offering 
ranks as the finest certified across both PCGS and NGC combined. 
Starting Bid: $2,500 


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33063 Joao V gold 4000 Reis 1725-M UNC Details (Reverse 
Cleaned) NGC, Minas Gerais mint, KM115, LMB-241, Bentes-119.02 
(R2). A truly singular grade for this mint and date despite the usually nega- 
tive connotations of the “cleaned” designation, and one which should in- 
stantly give the seasoned collector pause. Of the relatively small certified 
population for the type, the highest straight-graded pieces (a small group 
of 3) rank at AUS5—an example of which brought $13,200 in our April 
2019 Central States sale. As such the type is virtually unknown at the Mint 
State level, a quality certainly admitted by the captivating state of the ob- 
verse, which even lacks the heavy adjustments so common for the issue. 
Starting Bid: $2,500 





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33064 Joao V gold 12800 Reis (Dobra) 1727-B AU55 NGC, Bahia 
mint, KM141, LMB-85. Markedly original and thoroughly impressive in 
hand owing to both the type’s natural boldness and to a care of preservation 
which escapes many survivors that have seen a comparable degree of circu- 
lation wear. Glowing luster remains over both faces, enhanced by a brass- 
gold tone that feels entirely appropriate to well-kept example of the period. 
Starting Bid: $3,500 


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33065 Joao V gold 12800 Reis (Dobra) 1728/7-R MS61 NGC, Rio 
de Janeiro mint, KM140, LMB-194, Gomes-139.03. A notable rarity in 
the Brazilian series, hardly seen in uncirculated preservation, if at all. The 
strike is well-centered, with typical adjustment to both faces obscuring the 
design somewhat, though all features remaining discernible against their 
surrounding elements. Scattered friction accounts for the grade, satiny 
brilliance glowing in the protected regions, while a lack of wear confirms 
the distinguished Mint State grade. 

Starting Bid: $4,000 


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33066 Joao V gold 12800 Reis (Dobra) 1728-R XF45 NGC, Rio de 
Janeiro mint, KM140, Gomes-138.02, LMB-194. The apparently much 
scarcer non-overdate variety for this year and mint, and one which we 
have offered only a single example of previously—a VF Details piece 
which brought $4,993 as part of our April 2013 sale of the RLM Collec- 
tion. Needless to say an anomaly in this comparatively high, problem-free 


state, and one of only two presently certified by NGC. 
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33067 Joao V gold 12800 Reis (Dobra) 1729/8-R MS61 NGC, 
Rio de Janeiro mint, cf. KM140 (overdate unlisted), LMB-195 (same), 
Gomes-138.05. Notably handsome for the designation, with prominent 
obverse rims creating a well for watery luster along the peripheral reg- 
isters. Only the second example of this rare overdate we have handled, 


with the last, an MS62 and part of the RLM Collection, bringing nearly 
$20,000 in 2013. 


Starting Bid: $2,500 


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33068 Joaéo V gold 12800 Reis (Dobra) 1729-R UNC Details 
(Cleaned) NGC, Rio de Janeiro mint, KM140, LMB-195, Bentes-106.05 
(R2). Already quite a fleeting date from Joao’s reign, and one which, for 
the large size of this denomination, rarely escapes even minor dings and 
bagmarks. As such, fully uncirculated examples are exceedingly difficult 
to come by. Despite some light hairlines from a past cleaning, the present 
example retains a remarkably fresh appearance, with even these contained 
entirely to the obverse. 

Starting Bid: $1,500 


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33069 Joao V gold 12800 Reis (Dobra) 1730/29-R AU58 NGC, 
Rio de Janeiro mint, cf. KM140 (overdate unlisted), LMB-196 (same), 
Gomes-138.07. A most difficult overdate in this near Mint State condition, 
and respectively amongst the finest certified—this being the first example in 
this grade that we have offered since our sale of the RLM Collection in 2013. 
Starting Bid: $1,500 


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33070 Joao V gold 12800 Reis (Dobra) 1730-B AU55 NGC, Bahia 
mint, KM141, LMB-101. Second Shield type. An enviable representative 
of this renowned “Dobra” rarity featuring near-mint preservation and sur- 
faces that carry a sheen of warm golden luminosity, confirming only a mini- 
mal degree of time spent in circulation. Delightfully bold, with raised rims 
framing the central features to yield a striking visual display, presented in 
conjunction with a well-balanced strike that leaves little to be desired. 
Starting Bid: $6,000 


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33071 Joao V gold 12800 Reis (Dobra) 1730-B AU Details (Re- 
paired) NGC, Bahia mint, KM147, LMB-106, Bentes-103.01 (R4). Third 
Shield variety. A substantially better variety for this already very rare mint 
for the 12800 Reis type, and one which is only available for this date. Only 
the third example that we have handled, we note that the last third shield 
piece we sold, an XF45, brought $17,400 in our August 2019 Platinum 
Night sale. 

Starting Bid: $4,000 


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33072 Joao V gold 20000 Reis 1724-M MS63 NGC, Minas Gerais mint, KM117, LMB-248. An immensely gratifying representative 
of this equally immense gold type, replete with a fine gold-dust tone that has settled beautifully over surfaces displaying warm shimmer- 
ing brilliance, undiminished by either time or handling. Rotation under light unleashes cascading luster that sweeps the fields, embracing 
precisely crafted devices throughout its path and revealing no singly meaningful instances of handling. A very faint undercurrent of mint 
adjustment runs across the reverse face, this subtle texture serving to better hold onto a greater degree of brass-gold tone, which contrasts 
admirably against mint brilliance that sharpens within the legends. 

Starting Bid: $6,000 


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33073 Joao VI gold 4000 Reis 1819-(B) MS63 NGC, Bahia mint, 
KM327.3, LMB-580, Gomes-28.01 (Rare), Bentes-436.01 (R3). Muint- 
age: 1,864. Date between two crosses. It is genuinely a rare opportunity 
that we are able to offer a Brazilian coin of such mythical status as the 
4000 Reis of 1819 struck at Bahia—a mint-date altogether missing from 
the RLM, Paulistana, and Santa Cruz collections, and one which we have 
been entirely unable to locate coming to auction in at least the last several 
decades. Minted during a period when gold was already decidedly scarce 
in the Bahia region of Brazil, the period of Joao’s majority as King Joao 
VI saw an almost complete stagnation of the mint for gold coins, with 
this particular denomination struck for only two years, and then not again 
until 1825. Struck to a tiny fraction of the figure of the contemporary Rio 
mint—where 49,000 pieces were produced during this same year—the 
1819 is undoubtedly the most challenging date of the whole 4000 Reis 
series, with a piece surviving in this quality usually an unimaginable oc- 
currence. Of the utmost importance to all collectors of Brazilian coinage 
and certain to fill a long-time gap in even the most advanced of cabinets. 
Starting Bid: $15,000 





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33074 Joao VI gold Ingot of Vila Rica 1818 UNC, Vila Rica (Minas Gerais) foundry, Prober-1818-V-661 (this piece), Bentes-B.171 (R5; same), 
Gomes-44.01 (4 examples known). 82x15mm. 36.50gm. Assayer Antonio Delfim da Silva (ADS). A remarkable piece of Brazilian history to say the least, 
with the vast body of these gold ingot bars having suffered the melting pot during the rampant minting and melting of newly mined specie during the 
astonishing gold production in 19th-century Brazil. Aside from some minor adjustments, this piece shows a much cleaner finish than is often encountered, 
the foundry stamp on the far left clear and crisp with absolutely minimal evidence of die rust. Only the second such bar we have handled from Joao’s 


majority, and the third from this assayer. According to Prober, Hans Kochmann noted that this bar was in the possession of Helio Guimaraes of Curitiba, 
Brazil in 1967. 


The Minas Gerais (literally, “General Mines’’) Gold Rush at the turn of the nineteenth century was the first notable movement of the Brazilian population 
since the first discovery of the mines in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Initially, the Portuguese central government allowed the mining operations 
provided the quinto (20% tax) was duly paid and this legislation was effective between 1700-1713 but, understandably, not popular. The law of February 
11, 1719 authorized the much needed creation of new casas de fundacao (foundries) in the new state and reestablished the quinto for gold dust while 
forbidding the circulation of gold that was not refined in the casa de fundacao. These measures, aiming to tighten the control of the crown over the explo- 
ration, resulted in the 1720 uprising in Vila Rica. The operation of gold melting and creation of the ingots was crafty and careful, each ingot accompanied 
by a detailed certificate or Guia, while the ingot itself also provided all relevant information: thus the present piece from Vila Rica (the bifacial punch 
to the left of the obverse) - identified by its year 1818 and its individual number N(umero) 661 - was the 661st bar produced in 1818 at that foundry. The 
indicated fineness is of 23 carats (Toque 23) and the theoretical weight is of 1 ounce, 2 eighths and 12 grains (indicated as I - 2 - 12). All of this is certified 
by assayer Antonio Delfim da Silva (his monogram ADS is found at the top right on the obverse). 

This lot is sold with a photocopy from Prober’s 1990 work. 

Starting Bid: $7,500 


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BRAZIL 


33075 Pedro I gold 6400 Reis 1825-B MS62 Prooflike NGC, Bahia 
mint, KM370.2, LMB-606. The first date of only three (1825, 1826 and 
1828) of this type to be produced at the Bahia mint, this “Military Bust” 
6400 Reis was struck in response to the emperor’s dissatisfaction with 
the famed 1822 coronation type and presents Pedro I in inspired fashion, 
dressed in full uniform. Truly, the feature that renders the present selection 
exceptionally alluring is its stellar Prooflike surfaces, the fields layered 
in scintillating reflectivity that holds tangerine toning contrasts, these set 
against features remaining utterly sharp at every angle of inspection. Even 
a cursory glance reveals a shimmering brilliance that flows across the sur- 
faces, marking the offering as more than just Mint State in quality. 


Starting Bid: $4,500 


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KM370.2, LMB-608. Sharp and flashy, this elite specimen carries an ap- 
peal that is virtually Mint State, only minute rub visible to the highpoints 
but otherwise sufficiently brilliant as to be easily judged for uncirculated 
at an arm’s length. A hint of honeyed amber coloration lies over the fields, 


heightening the aesthetic allure of this impressive rarity. 
Starting Bid: $2,500 





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33077 Pedro II gold 20000 Reis 1862 AU53 NGC, Rio de Janeiro 
mint, KM468 (Rare), LMB-682. Only the third example of this “king” of 
the Pedro IT 20,000 Reis series, given a catalog value nearly 20 times that 
of some its higher mintage counterparts in Livro das Moedas do Brasil, 
we have handled and which we can locate coming to market despite a 
reported certified population of 44 at NGC. Truly a scarce opportunity for 
even the most seasoned collector of Brazilian gold coinage. 

Starting Bid: $1,500 


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33078 Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah I gold Proof “10th Coronation An- 
niversary” 1000 Dollars 1978 PR70 Ultra Cameo NGC, KM22, Fr-1. 
Mintage: 1,000. An entrancing and entirely immaculate offering that eas- 
ily warrants its Ultra Cameo designation by its heavily mirrored surfaces 
and thick device frosting, producing a day-and-night contrast. One of only 
6 specimens at NGC to presently have received technical perfection, we 
note that the last such example we offered brought $22,800 in our January 
2019 NYINC sale 3071 (lot 30165). 

Starting Bid: $2,000 


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33079 Elizabeth II gold Proof “Olympics - Modern Canada” 2500 Dollars (1 Kilo) 2009 PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC, Royal Canadian mint, 
KM912. Mintage: 50. A very low mintage type struck for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games celebrating “The Canada of Today.” The reverse features 
a Canadian landscape with an integration of both manmade and organic elements. Sold with case of issue and COA #18. AGW 32.1186 oz. 

Starting Bid: $30,000 


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33081 Ferdinand VII gold 8 Escudos 1815 So-FJ MS64 NGC, San- 
tiago mint, KM78, Fr-29. Of very rare quality for the issue, shimmering 
ASP sun-gold brilliance decorating the planchet while revealing no handling 
= " of consequence. The finest certified example across both NGC and PCGS 
33080 Charles IV 8 Reales 1790 So-DA MS60 NGC, Santiago mint, combined, a testament to the offering’s praiseworthy condition. 
KM39, Cal-Unl. A very difficult three-year type of a transitional design, Starting Bid: $2,000 
struck in the name of Charles IV but with the bust of Charles III. This 
is by far the finest example that we have seen ourselves or could locate. 
This difficulty is confirmed by the NGC Census, which shows a mere 
three examples certified to date, the present offering being the only one to 
achieve Mint State classification. Frosty and well-struck, a sheen of argent 


brilliance expressed underneath only a hint of silvery surface tone. Truly, 
a unique opportunity. 


Starting Bid: $3,000 





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33082 Republic gold 8 Escudos 1839 So-IJ MS63 PCGS, Santiago mint, KM104.1, Fr-41. A soft hue of lustrous sun-gold shimmers 
over superbly struck devices, the planchet remarkably free from the flaws often encountered with this issue. The first year of this popular 
and elusive Liberty type, standing strong as the finest example certified by PCGS. 

Starting Bid: $3,000 


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Stunningly Sharp Tuan Chi-jui Dollar 


33083 Republic Tuan Chi-jui Dollar ND (1924) MS62 NGC, Tien- 
tsin mint, L&¢M-865, Kann-683, WS-0107, Wenchao-886 (rarity 2 stars). 
Commemorating Tuan Chi-jui’s taking office as the provisional Chief Ex- 
ecutive of the Republic of China while abolishing the presidency, and the 
peaceful unification of China. A most fleeting one-year type of the early 
Republic that instantly greets the viewer with an unforgettable appear- 
ance. While the seemingly modest MS62 certification would usually sug- 
gest a more muted, cartwheel luster to the piece, this specimen exhibits an 
enchanting mirrorlike reflectivity to the surfaces, the rims and the whole 
of the devices razor-sharp, suggesting both a conservative assigned grade 
and that a “specimen” designation is left wanting. Light die polish is easily 
visible over the open expanses, very nearly making this one of the nicest 
specimens we have seen in recent years. 

Starting Bid: $7,500 





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COLOMBIA 


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Popayan mint, KM82.2, Fr-68. The very finest example of this date and 
type which we have yet had the privilege to offer, laden with fresh aurous 
luster that brightens from the central regions and peripheries alike, the re- 
verse exceedingly bright and nearly drenched in mint brilliance. A thin die 
crack traverses the obverse, serving as a future pedigree marker. The offer- 
ing represents the highest-certified example of the issue to date, the closest 
competitor being a single “MS61” representative certified by PCGS. 
Starting Bid: $2,500 














33085 Republic gold Proof 4 Pesos 1915 PR64 Cameo NGC, Phila- 
delphia mint, KM18, Fr-5. Choice Proof with highly reflective surfaces 
showing an attractive cameo effect and minute handling marks preventing 
the full gem technical designation. A rare issue in Proof, with a reported 
mintage of 100 pieces - the actual figure probably being closer to 50 coins. 
Highly sought-after and truly desirable in this handsome quality. 
Starting Bid: $1,500 


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Ultra Low Mintage Proof Rarity 


33086 Republic gold Proof 10 Pesos 1915 PR65 Cameo PCGS, 
Philadelphia mint, KM20. Mintage: 20. A famed low-mintage Proof rarity 
from the early 20th-century Cuban Jose Marti series, often missing from 
even the most advanced of Cuban collections. Nearly unimprovable, the 
fields present balanced golden mirrors that halo the devices in reflective 
golden light. Only the second example in this grade we have presented, 
the last, part of the EMO collection, bringing $31,320 in January. 


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33087 Republic gold 10 Dukatu 1932 MS67 NGC, Kremnitz mint, 
KM14, Fr-4. Mintage: 1,035. Considered a rarity in the Czechoslovakian 
series for its low mintage, limited to just over 1,000 examples, the present 
offering takes the further prize for conditional rarity, ranking as the sole 
finest example at a fantastic MS67 grade level. And indeed, even consider- 
ing how lofty this grade is, the honor is fully deserved, the surfaces radi- 
ating lustrous warmth while admitting not a single flaw of consequence. 
Truly, this dazzling coin offers the closest thing possible to an as-struck 
appearance for this coveted type, and we do not doubt the fervent excite- 
ment it will generate when it crosses the auction block. 

Starting Bid: $20,000 





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33088 Menelik II gold Matte Proof Medal EE 1895 (1903) PR67 
NGC, Paris mint, Gill-M39 (this medal). 32.5mm. 23.5g. By J.C. Chaplain 
and H. Patey. A commemorative gold medal that celebrates the Construc- 
tion of the Djibouti-Addis Ababa Railroad, featuring the superbly-detailed 
bust of Menelik II and the image of a steam locomotive on the reverse 
with the translated legend, “Earth Train Commemoration” surrounding. 
The luscious, essentially-pristine surfaces are sheathed in a deep saffron 
satin and the piece contains a ring mount at the top. Notable as the plate 
coin in the Gill reference book, virtually unmatched in both visual allure 
and technical quality, and decidedly rare as such. 


Ex. Gill Collection 
Reserve: $6,000 


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33089 Louis XIV gold 2 Louis d’Or 1694/3-X UNC Details (Reverse 
Cleaned) NGC, Amiens mint, KM-Unl., Fr-432, Gad-260. A very scarce 
issue, and the only example of this mint-date that we have encountered, 
with no other recent auction records available. While the d’or issues of 
Louis XIV’s reign tend to exhibit blatant signs of overstriking, very little 
evidence of this is visible in the present selection, which features a clear 
strike to both sides, the devices undiminished in strength by any pre-ex- 
isting features. Satiny and toned to a pleasing brass-gold, this offering 
remains a rare opportunity to acquire any example of this mint and date, 
much more so one preserved in Mint State. Sold with old Paris coin dealer 
envelope. 

Starting Bid: $2,000 


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FRANCE 


Paris mint, KM428.1 (listed as 2 Louis d’Or), Gad-344 (R). Struck for 
a relatively brief production run of just 3 years, the Louis d’Or de No- 
ailles were minted on fresh, extra high-weight planchets, leading to their 
frequent confusion with Double Louis. Handsomely accentuated by full 


cartwheel luster, this choice offering comes at a level rarely surpassed. 
Reserve: $5,000 


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33091 Louis XV gold Louis d’Or de Noailles 1717-A MS64 NGC, 
Paris mint, KM428.1 (listed as 2 Louis D’or), Gad-344, Dup-1630, Fr- 
450. A striking example of this young, crowned type of Louis XV, struck 
to a higher weight standard that surrounding examples in the Louis D’or 
series and alternatively called a 2 Louis D’or in the Standard Catalog of 
World Coins. Rippling golden brilliance carries across the entirety of the 
fields, the strike expressing crisp precision and yielding no areas of weak- 
ness to either the obverse or reverse. 

Starting Bid: $3,000 


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33092 Louis XV gold 2 Louis d’Or Mirliton 1723-A UNC Details 
(Environmental Damage) NGC, Paris mint, KM471, Dup-1637, Gad- 
345 (R4), Jones-2930. From the 1725 Le Chameau shipwreck. The larg- 
est denomination purpose-struck by the French crown for use its in New 
World colonies, the so-called Double Louis d’Or ‘Mirliton’—the name 
for a eunuch flute, supposedly referencing a popular song of the period 
that ridiculed Louis’s minister Cardinal Dubois—were reportedly struck 
to pay the wages of French soldiers stationed in Canada. This particular 
example, recovered from the wreckage of the Le Chameau off the coast 
of Port Nova Island, Nova Scotia, represents part of the 82,010 livres sent 
to Nouvelle France in August 1725. While the surfaces have taken on a 
matte texture from the time spent underwater, the piece on the whole is 
entirely uncirculated and razor-sharp throughout, without the least trace 
of doubling or adjustments. Most recently, a raw uncirculated example 
realized 12,500 Euros in June. Sold with a copy of the shipwreck recovery 
certificate from Daniel Frank Sedwick. 


Ex. Sedwick Treasure Auction 26 (November 2019, Lot 878) 


From the Peter Jones M.D. Collection 
Starting Bid: $2,500 


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33093 Charles X gold “Coronation” Medal 1825 MS61 NGC, Sb- 
80a, Bienne-284 (AU). 46mm. 74.37gm. By F. Gayrard. A scarce and 
heavy gold medal struck for the coronation of Charles X and portraying 
Charles robed and with royal regalia. Granted to A.J.A. Du Pille, Deputy 
of Oise, according to the reverse inscription. Lustrous, with a scattering of 
light hairlines and a single edge knock noted at 7 o’clock to the reverse. 
Starting Bid: $4,000 


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33094 Charles X gold “Privy Council of French Colonies” Medal 
1827 MS61 NGC, Lec-318a. 45mm. 85.89gm. By Michaut. Produced in 
honor of the French Colonial Privy Council. The obverse depicts Charles 
as King of France, dressed in robe and with full regalia, holding a colonial 
charter with his left hand and scepter with his right. Highly detailed and 
offering a pleasing cameo effect between the frosted devices and mirrored 
fields. Very rare in this metal, with Lecompte noting only four examples 
known in gold. 

Starting Bid: $5,000 





33095 Napoleon III Prooflike 2 Francs 1853-A PL65 PCGS, Paris 
mint, KM780.1, Gad-523. Rare quality for this rare type, boasting wa- 
tery, Prooflike obverse and reverse fields and an overlay of exemplary 
intermingled blue, lime-green and copper tone that jumps off the surfaces 
when viewed at an angle. Tied for the finest-graded at MS65, and the only 
example certified as Prooflike by PCGS. 

Starting Bid: $2,500 


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33096 Napoleon III gold “Boulevard de P’Impératrice Eugénie” 
Medal 1860 MS63 NGC, Divo-427, Escande-43. 50mm. 104.93gm. 
By Caqué F. Struck for the laying of the first stone of the Boulevard de 
T’Impératrice Eugenie (Empress Eugénie Boulevard) in Algiers, 1860. 
The type exists in copper, silver, and gold, with a copy of the gold medal 
offered to the Empress upon her visit, as well as to the Minister of Algeria. 
This gold emission is extremely rare, and represents the first of the type 
that we have seen in any composition. The obverse portrays the bust of 
Napoleon HI and Empress Eugenie, attractively engraved in fine detail, 
with great attention given to the finer features of the royal couple’s hair 
and headdress, the reverse displaying an inscription explaining the occa- 
sion of the medal’s striking. 

Starting Bid: $12,500 


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FRANCE 


33097 Republic gold Piefort Essai “Bazor” 100 Francs 1929 MS62 
NGC, Paris mint, KM-P300, Maz-2531B. Plain edge. By Bazor. A rare 
double-thick presentation of this beloved art-deco issue, pale gold in color 
and sharply produced, with full clarity of detail expressed across every 
feature of the central designs. Only the faintest friction determines the 


assigned grade, with fine ranks of die polish lines in the fields serving to | — 
further confirm the Mint State preservation of the piece. 33098 Republic gold Proof Piefort 50 Francs 1975 PR65 Ultra 


Starting Bid: $3,500 Cameo NGC, Paris mint, KM-P537. Mintage: 74. Perhaps conservatively 
graded for this iconic type struck in commemoration of the engraving of 
Dupre, with notably few disturbances over essentially jet-black surfaces 
that pair nicely with thickly frosted devices. 
Reserve: $6,500 





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33099 Republic gold Proof Piefort 50 Francs 1978 PR67 Ultra 33100 Republic platinum Specimen Piefort 50 Francs 1979 SP68 
Cameo NGC, Paris mint, KM-P620. Mintage: 149. A superb gem double- PCGS, Paris mint, KM-P652. From a documented mintage of only 30 


weight 50 Franc striking depicting the classic Hercules design that has pieces. Subtle frost over the devices creates a delicate contrast to the mir- 
become a symbol of French national coinage. Sharply struck, with fully rored fields. 

mirrored fields and a complete cameo contrast. Tied for the absolute finest Starting Bid: $4,000 

certified by NGC to date. 


Starting Bid: $4,500 


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FRANCE 





33101 Republic 9-Piece Certified gold Proof Piefort Set 1978 NGC, 
1) Centime - PR65 Ultra Cameo, KM-P595 

2) 5 Centimes - PR67 Ultra Cameo, KM-P598 

3) 10 Centimes - PR66 Ultra Cameo, KM-P601 

4) 20 Centimes - PR65 Ultra Cameo, KM-P604 

5) 1/2 Franc - PR67, KM-P607 

6) Franc - PR65, KM-P610 

7) 5 Francs - PR67, KM-P615 

8) 10 Francs - PR67 Cameo, KM-P618 

9) 50 Francs - PR67 Ultra Cameo, KM-P620 


A superb set comprised entirely of gem-certified issues and including every denomination from the 1 Centime through the 50 Francs. All 


Centime denominations display a complete cameo contrast, as does the imposing 50 Francs, containing over 3 ounces of pure gold by itself. 
(Total: 9 coins) 


Starting Bid: $8,000 


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FRENCH INDO-CHINA 








33102 French Colony silver Specimen Pattern Cent 1941 SP64 
PCGS, cf. KM24.3, Lec-106b. 27.5mm. “Tribute” issue by R. Mercier. 
An extremely rare pattern issue, with Lecompte stating a known quantity 
of only two examples, its highest degree of rarity making this issue one 
of the most elusive in the entire French colonial series. The piece displays 
glistening surfaces gently decorated in silver tone, with pleasing touches 
of iridescence throughout. Likely a unique opportunity in this format and 
wholly admirable in the demonstrated near-gem condition. 

Starting Bid: $5,000 


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33103 French Colony silver Specimen Essai 10 Cents 1945 SP62 
PCGS, Lec-183a. Rare pattern issue with “ESSAT’ written below reverse 
denomination. Decorated in an airy silver patina with shimmering under- 
lying luster. Rarely seen on auction, and a clear candidate for collectors of 
the French colonial series. 

Starting Bid: $3,000 


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33104 French Colony silver Specimen Essai 10 Cents 1945 SP61 
PCGS, Lec-183a. Rare pattern issue with “ESSAT’ written below reverse 
denomination. Sharply struck and displaying high contrast between the 
raised devices and glistening silver fields, obverse hairlines accounting for 
the assigned grade. Very scarce in any condition, and only the second exam- 
ple we have ever seen after the similar example also offered in this auction. 
Starting Bid: $3,000 





33105 Bavaria. Duke Maximilian gold Specimen “Art/Science 
Award” Medal of 14 Ducats ND (1871) SP62+ PCGS, cf. Hauser-189 
(smaller size), Wittelsbach-3089. 42mm. 48.22gm. By C. Voigt. A rare 
gold medal honoring Duke Maximilian of Bavaria, struck in the same year 
as the German Unification, following the Franco-Prussian War. Rendered 
to exceptionally high relief, the fields reflective and contrasting sharply 
against the frosted portrait of Maximilian and the detailed wreath framing 
the reverse periphery. 

Reserve: $5,000 


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33106 Bavaria. Duke Maximilian gold “Art/Science Award” Med- 
al of 14 Ducats ND (1871) MS62 NGC, cf. Hauser-189 (smaller size), 
Wittelsbach-3089. 42mm. 48.15gm. By C. Voigt. Rendered to impres- 
sive high-relief, the satiny visage of Maximilian and the reverse adorning 
wreath contrasting sharply against bright, golden mirror fields. An impos- 
ing large-scale medal, and a type that remains only scarcely encountered. 
Reserve: $5,000 


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33107 Brandenburg-Ansbach. Christian Friedrich Karl Alexander 
Taler 1769-GS MS67, Schwabach mint, KM283, Dav-2000. Simply un- 
rivaled: a level of quality and overall preservation that is usually unimagi- 
nable for a silver crown of the period, even those carefully set aside not 
long after their minting. Executed in an unmistakably medallic standard, 
the devices are raised and fully expressed over fantastically pristine and 
glassy surfaces, just the most mild mottling of russet tone giving any sug- 
gestion whatsoever to its age. Easily the finest taler of any date and mint 
that the cataloger has seen, and a coin that quite simply must be seen in 
hand to be fully appreciated. 

Ex. Roland Gruber Collection (Kiinker Auction 267, September 2015, Lot 
4595) 

Starting Bid: $3,750 


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33108 Brandenburg-Prussia. Joachim I Nestor (1499-1535) gold 
Goldgulden 1519 XF45 NGC, Frankfurt an der Oder mint, Fr-2127 
(Rare), Schulten-290. IOAC * Pe EL’ * mA IR * BRAnD€n (rosette stops), 
St. Paul standing threequarters facing with nimbus, sword in right hand, 
Gospels in left; all within ornate border / (crescent) mOn€ * nO * AVR « 
FRAn€KEOR « 1519 (rosette stops), four shields containing the arms of 
Brandenburg, Pomerania, Nurnberg, and Zollern, over floriate cross with 
the electoral shield at center. A truly fantastic rarity from the Electorate of 
Brandenburg, minted during the power struggle between the House of Ho- 
henzollern and elector Friedrich the Wise over the Archdiocese-Electorate 
of Mainz. According to our research, this is only the second example of 
the type to emerge on the market since the Second World War, and second 
to come to auction in almost 20 years. Minted on a handsome and even 
flan of good metal, the strike exhibits hardly the least evidence of softness 
or doubling, allowing for full appreciation of the beauty of the design. For 
reference, the last example to come to auction (struck from different dies) 
brought the equivalent of $17,778 in November 2004. 

Starting Bid: $4,500 





33109 Dortmund. Free City Taler 1542 AU50 NGC, Dav-9172 var. 
(date), Schulten-774 (same). A rare issue hailing from the Hanseatic city 
of Dortmund, which at the time of this coin’s production held great com- 
mercial prestige, one which would eventually decline after the Thirty 
Years’ War. The type represented by the offering is extremely scarce, and 
our search of electronic auction records has yielded only a single auction 
result from 2005, though this is of the Davenport-listed date of 1541. This 
offering is dated 1542 and is unlisted in both Davenport and Schulten. 
It is the only specimen of its kind which we are aware of at the present 
date. Despite some light circulation the offering retains argent mint luster, 
which glistens across the fields upon rotation amidst only light rub to the 
higher points and otherwise clear detail. With all likelihood, given the lack 
of auction appearances for the type and the unlisted date variety, this lot 
represents a unique opportunity for our bidders. 

Starting Bid: $4,000 


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33110 Hamburg. Free City gold Specimen “Religious Peace” Medal of 5 Ducats 1755-DFK SP62 PCGS, Gaed-1890, Vogel-8799. 
36mm. 17.42gm. By J.H. Wahl. An exquisite gold medal struck to commemorate 200 years of religious peace since the Peace of Augsburg 
(1555). Sharp, with cascading golden luster and high rims bordering the central expanses. A scarce issue rarely offered on auction, and the 
first example of its type that we have presented to date. 

Starting Bid: $4,000 


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33111 Hamburg. Free City gold “Treaties of Versailles and Huber- 
tusburg” Medal of 5 Ducats 1763 UNC Details (Bent) NGC, Gaed- 
1904. 49mm. 34.77gm. By JL Oexlein, Nuremberg. A fleeting gold medal 
struck for the Treaties of Versailles and Hubertusburg, formally ending the 
conflict of the Seven Years’ War. The impressive offering is produced to a 
double-weight standard as compared to the previous example that we sold 
in January of this year (Auction 3081, Lot 32170) and displays appealing 
mirrored surfaces and sharp detail. 

Starting Bid: $10,000 





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33112 Hamburg. Free City gold Specimen “Banking System” Medal 
of 5 Ducats 1770 SP61 PCGS, Gaed-1931, Vogel-8811. 40mm. 17.47gm. 
A rare type in gold, struck to commemorate the new banking system. The 
medal displays imagery fitting of its subject, instruments of commerce por- 
trayed on both the obverse and reverse. Skillfully engraved, with intricate 
detail that remains impressive upon even close magnification and inspec- 
tion. A rarely seen issue, and one worthy of close bidder consideration. 
Starting Bid: $3,500 


33113 Hamburg. Free City gold “Admiralty College Century” Med- 
al of 10 Ducats 1801-Dated MS62 NGC, Gaed-1986, Vogel-8822. 45mm. 
34.74gm. By F.W. Loos. An artistically appreciable and interesting medal 
with the obverse legend “Fortdauerndes Gelingen” (continuous success), 
struck for the “new 100 years” (century) in 1801. Consistently sharp and 
absent any larger marks or distractions across its mirrorlike fields. 
Reserve: $10,000 


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33114 Hamburg. Free City gold “Peace of Amiens” Medal of 5 
Ducats 1802 MS63*% NGC, Gaed-1993, Vogel-8826. 37mm. 16.81gm. 
By A. Abramson. On the Treaty of Amiens, ending hostilities between 
Britain and France during the French Revolutionary Wars. Though the 
peace would ultimately prove short-lived, erupting into conflict lasting 
through the entirety of the Napoleonic wars, ending in 1815, this medal 
survives to the present, displaying superb Prooflike surfaces with cameo- 
contrasting features. Given the star designation by NGC for exceptional 
eye appeal. 

Reserve: $9,000 


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33115 Hamburg. Free City gold “Stock Exchange” Medal of 
10 Ducats 1841-Dated MS61 NGC, Gaed-2069, Vogel-8850. 42mm. 
34.55gm. By H. Lorenz, Loos workshop, Berlin. Produced on the estab- 
lishment and inauguration of the new stock exchange building in Ham- 
burg. Sharply struck and luminous - the first example of this type that we 
have offered. 

Starting Bid: $2,500 


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33116 Hamburg. Free City gold “J.A. Rehhoff’ Medal of 100 
Marks 1876 MS63+* NGC, Gaed-2167, Vogel-8863. 42mm. 36.62gm. 
By H. Lorenz and Son. On the 25th anniversary of the appointment of Jo- 
hann Friedrich Rehhoff as the primary pastor of the St. Michael’s Church tower of St. Peter’s Church, which was destroyed in the fire of 1842 and 
mn Hamburg. Bestowed with Pup erb Prooflike surfaces and given the star re-opened in 1849. Mirrorlike across the fields, with a highly detailed ren- 
designation by NGC for exceptional eye appeal. dering of the church on the obverse. 

Reserve: $7,000 Starting Bid: $2,500 


33117 Hamburg. Free City gold Specimen “St. Peter’s Church” 
Medal of 100 Marks 1878 SP62 PCGS, Gaed Supplement-2183. 
42.5mm. 36.61gm. By Lorenz and Wilkens. On the inauguration of the 


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33118 Hamburg. Free City gold “Bugenhagen - 400th Birthday” 
Medal of 100 Marks 1885-Dated MS63 NGC, Gaed-2292. 42mm. 
36.60gm. By J. Lorenz. Struck in commemoration of the 400th birthday 
of Johannes Bugenhagen, who introduced the Protestant Reformation 
to Pomerania and Denmark in the 16th century, establishing Lutheran 
churches in both Scandinavia and Northern Germany. Mirrored in the 
open expanses, Bugenhagen’s bust and the ornate reverse scene of an 
atrium containing a statue of the historical figure contrasting well by con- 
sequence of their satin finish. 

Reserve: $5,000 


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33119 Hamburg. Free City gold “Heinrich Schmilinsky” Medal of 
100 Marks 1895-Dated MS64+ NGC, Gaed-2480, Vogel-8889. 42mm. 
36.65gm. Struck in commemoration of the Heinrich Schmilinsky Founda- 
tion. Very nearly gem in preservation, with only faint wisps of handling 
limiting the assigned grade. The obverse carries a semi-matte appearance, 
the reverse combining this finish over the devices with mirror reflectivity 
in the background. 

Reserve: $6,000 


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33120 ~=Prussia. Friedrich II “Levant” Taler 1767 MS63+ NGC, 
Berlin or Magdeburg mint, KM317, Dav-2595, Olding-371. A superb 
“Levantetaler” (Levant Trade Taler) of Frederick the Great, preserved 
in full Mint State condition. Lightly streaked silver tone graces the ob- 
verse surface, where Frederick’s bust remains sharply sculpted against the 
fields, these retaining glowing argent brilliance. The reverse, equally com- 
mendable in its own right, offers exceptionally intricate engraving, a clear 
distinction between this special issue and the longer-standing “regular” 
types in the Frederick II taler series. 

Starting Bid: $4,000 


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33121 Prussia. Friedrich Wilhelm IV gold Award Medal of 20 
Ducats ND (1841) MS63 PCGS, cf. Marienburg-4170 (smaller size), 
Husken-7.177. 42mm. 69.32¢m. By J.L. Jachtmann and C. Pfeuffer. An im- 
posing medal produced as a state award for science and struck in ultra high- 
relief. Satiny across the outer ring, aurous brilliance held within the central 
circle presenting the bust of the King. Sharp and lustrous, with primarily 
light hairlines in the reflective areas establishing the assigned grade. 
Starting Bid: $2,500 


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33122 Prussia. Wilhelm I Proof 2 Taler 1865-A PR64 NGC, Berlin 
mint, KM496. Flashy and clad in a fine silver patina with steel-blue high- 
lights dressing the legends. Quite imposing in this double denomination, 
and yet more so with the clarity and sharpness endowed by a Proof strike. 
Starting Bid: $2,500 













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33123 Prussia. Wilhelm II gold Specimen “Art Award” Medal 
ND (1888) SP63 PCGS, Husken-7.381, Sommer-Unl. 30mm. 34.99gm. 
Obv. Uniformed bust of Wilhelm II. / Rev. Museum, Helios in sun chariot 
above, lyre flanked by griffins below. State award for the arts. Crafted in 
bold high-relief with a regal bust of Wilhelm displayed on the obverse, 
surrounded by golden mirrored fields displaying unmistakable reflectivity. 
The reverse, appearing even sharper due to the attention to detail given to 
its design, projects forth with similar force. 

Starting Bid: $2,500 


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SAXONY 





33124 Saxony. Friedrich August III gold Ducat 1792-IEC MS65 NGC, KM1035, Fr-2881. Vicariat issue, double eagle type. Struck 
to near-perfection and offering a sublime golden luster that sweeps across the fields with effortless ease, this charming gold ducat should 
be seen as an ideal candidate for its type, possessing almost no flaws of note, save for a small strikethrough error on the reverse shield (as 
made). Immensely charming and uncontested in certified quality. 

Starting Bid: $2,500 


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33125 25-Piece Certified Specimen “Kings and Emperors” Medal Set ND (c. 1697) PCGS, 
1) white metal “Charles IT’ Medal - SP63 10) white metal “Adolf” Medal - SP63 19) white metal “Rupert” Medal - SP63 
2) silver “Arnulf of Carinthia” Medal - SP64 11) silver “Albert ’ Medal - SP63 20) silver “Jobst of Moravia” Medal - SP63 
3) silver “Conrad HI’ Medal - SP63 12) white metal “Albert I’ Medal - SP63 21) white metal “Jobst of Moravia” Medal - SP63 
4) silver “Frederick I’ Medal - SP64 13) silver “Henry VII” Medal - SP63 22) silver “Frederick HT’ Medal - SP63 
5) silver “Otto IV” Medal - SP65 14) silver “Louis IV” Medal - SP63 23) silver “Ferdinand I” Medal - SP62 
6) white metal “Frederick II” Medal - SP62 15) silver “Frederick III’ Medal - SP63 24) silver “Maximilian II” Medal - SP63 
7) silver “Richard of Cornwall” Medal - SP63 16) silver “Gunther” Medal - SP63 25) silver “Matthias” Medal - SP63 
8) silver “Rudolf I’ Medal - SP64 17) white metal “Giinther’” Medal - SP63 
9) silver “Adolf” Medal - SP63 18) silver “Frederick IV” Medal - SP64 


By Christian Wermuth. An intriguing historical set of medals produced by Christian Wermuth, sculptor and medallist, depicting kings and emperors 
elected in Frankfurt. Wermuth served as engraver at the Gotha mint from 1686, and in 1688 became court medallist to the Duke of Saxony, Ernestine 
branch. The set is comprised primarily of silver issues, with some strikes in white metal. 

Ex. Willy Fuchs Collection (sold with collector tags) (Total: 25 coins) 

Reserve: $5,000 


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GREAT BRITAIN 








33126 Edward I (1272-1307) Penny ND (January to May 1280) MS67* NGC, London mint, Class 2b, S-1386, N-1015. 1.44gm. +E€DWR AUGL 
DUS hyB, crowned bust of Edward facing with long neck and small face; crown with band shaped to ornaments / CIVI | TAS | LOW | DOU, long cross 
with group of 3 pellets in each quarter. Easily among the finest surviving examples of this usually prolific long-cross type by a mile, NGC’s census alone 
recording the next highest grade they have seen for this subvariety as an XF45 (the next finest for the type being an MS65). Delightfully expressive to a 
level almost unheard for Edward’s flatly struck penny coinage, and of such an early emission, no less; the striking methods of the time often leave ghosting 
of the reverse long cross over the obverse features. Additionally toned with an utterly charming iridescence, and hands down the ideal type coin. 
Starting Bid: $1,000 


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MS64 NGC, London mint, Lis mm, Annulet issue, S-1799, N-1414. 
6.94gm. Crowned king with sword and shield standing facing in ship, an 
annulet by his sword arm / Floriate cross with h in central quadrilobe, 
an annulet in one spandrel. A superior grade for this medieval ship is- 
sue. Beautifully satiny and well-centered upon a round planchet, with an 
exceedingly crisp strike and almost no areas of weakness. A slight strike 
doubling upon the obverse does little to detract from the overall appeal. 
Tied with two others for the finest certified by NGC. 


From the James Dines “Original Goldbug”’ Collection 
Starting Bid: $2,500 





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33128 Edward IV (2nd Reign, 1471-1483) gold Angel ND (1477- 
1480) MS63 PCGS, Tower mint, Pierced Cross and Pellet mm, S-2091, 
N-1626, Schneider-465. 5.13gm. (pierced cross and pellet) EDWARD’ 
x DEI GRA’ x REX x AnGL’ x Z (retrograde) x FRAnC: (saltire stops), 
Archangel Michael, nimbate, spearing the dragon (Satan) with long cross 
staff / (pierced cross and pellet) PER | CRVC€m x TVA’ x SALVA x nOS 
XPE’ REDEmPT?’ (saltire stops), cross and royal shield over ship, € and 
rose to either side. A glorious representative of this rare gold Angel, sel- 
dom encountered in superior quality, and with the entirety of the design, 
furthermore, captured by the flan. Lightly stippled in the fields to give 
an almost velveteen texture, and only the eighth Mint State second reign 
Angel we have offered. 

Starting Bid: $4,000 


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NGC, Tower mint, Castle mm, S-2265, N-1760, cf. Schneider-559 (there 
with Castle with H mm). (castle) hEnRIC (large crook-shaped abbrevia- 
tion): Ve Ie Ie J (large crook-shaped abbreviation): DI’: GRA’ + REX: 
AnGL’ + Z + F’ (saltire and double saltire stops), Archangel Michael nim- 
bate, spearing the dragon (Satan) with cross-topped staff / (castle) PER: 
CRVCE€’ x TVA’ x SALVA: nOS: XP€’: RED?’ (saltire and double saltire 
stops), cross and shield over ship, h-(rose) to either side. Unusually fine 
quality for the issue to say the least, and presently amongst the finest certi- 
fied by NGC, this spectacular near-gem Angel comes imbued with a near- 
ly matte butter-gold patina and only the mildest doubling present towards 
the beginning of the obverse legend. 

Starting Bid: $2,000 


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33130 Edward VI (1547-1553) gold 1/2 Sovereign ND (1551-1553) 
AU58 PCGS, Tower mint, Tun mm, Third Period, S-2451, N-1865 (R), 
Schneider-695. (tun) EDVVARD’ « VI: D’ * G’ * AGL’: FRAnCP *¢ Z 
hIB’: REX:, crowned, armored half-length figure of Edward right, sword 
in right hand, orb in left / (tun) [hS’ « AVT€m: TRANSI€’ * PERmEDI’ 
¢ ILLO’ « IBAT °, crowned Tudor shield flanked E-R. A through-and- 
through outlier for Edward’s coinage in general and his gold in particu- 
lar—a well-struck emission with original luster and hardly the least bend 
to the flan, and on the cusp of Mint State, no less. Indeed the present 
specimen is tied with one other piece at NGC for the finest certified. And 
it is inescapable why: the legends are evenly and carefully cut, the portrait 
of the boy-king humanistic, all captured on a full flan free of edge cracks. 
Perhaps a nearly perfect type representative for this short-lived issue, and 
difficult to imagine meaningfully finer. 

Starting Bid: $7,500 


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33131 Elizabeth I (1558-1603) Crown ND (1601-1602) AU58 NGC, 
Tower mint, “1” mm, KM7, S-2582, N-2012. It is only on rare occa- 
sion that scarcity and high collector popularity meet a “finest certified” 
caliber of preservation, and yet, it is just so in this laudable Crown of 
Elizabeth I, certified AU58 by NGC. As one of the most famous rulers 
of England, Elizabeth’s coinage continues to see high demand by collec- 
tors. Her crowns are among the most desirable of types issued during her 
reign, and this near-mint example fully earns its grade, one that confirms 
only the briefest period in circulation: a steel tone with subtle touches 
of iridescence lies over fields and devices having seen only the faintest 
rub, the finer features of the Queen’s hair and dress virtually without any 
flatness at even the highest points, a subtle gloss to both the obverse and 
reverse faces confirming an underlying mint freshness. The ideal target for 
the collector of high-quality British crowns, and a piece that is certain to 
confer pride of ownership to its future owner. 


Ex. Goldberg Auction 91 (June 2016, Lot 2691) 
Starting Bid: $7,500 





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33132 Elizabeth I (1558-1603) Crown ND (1601-1602) AU Details 
(Reverse Scratched) NGC, Tower mint, “1” mm, KM7, S-2582, N-2012. 
29.86gm. Of genuinely rare quality for this popular crown of Elizabeth, 
which, even for the noted scratches on the reverse, appears at a level gen- 
erally above the standard survival of the issue, with not a single piece cer- 
tified above AU at either NGC or PCGS. Minorly doubled in the legends, 
the queen’s portrait appears full and expressive, with the whole of the coin 
overlaid in an antique gunmetal patina. 

Starting Bid: $2,500 


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33133 Elizabeth I (1558-1603) gold Sovereign of 30 Shillings ND (1584-1586) AU Details (Repaired) PCGS, Tower mint, Escallop mm, Sixth Is- 
sue, S-2529, N-2003 (R), Schneider-780. (escallop): ELIZABETH: D: G: ANG: | FRA: ET: HIB’: REGINA:, Elizabeth enthroned facing within tressure, 
scepter in right hand, globus in left, portcullis at feet / (escallop) A » DNO « FACIV « EST « ISTVD ¢« ET « EST « MIRAB’ « IN * OCVLIS ¢ NRS, royal 
shield over Tudor rose. An extraordinary issue from this early and beloved Tudor sovereign series, and one which should not be discounted in the least 
for the repair work noted on the holder; located between the mintmark and queen’s crown on the obverse, it likely represents an expertly mended mount 
removal. A coin of this denomination represented an enormous purchasing power in the late 16th century, and its size and natural beauty led many such 
pieces to be used in jewelry, often leading to cleaning, bending, and tooling. Fortunately the present offering appears delightfully original, the flan produc- 
ing not the least waviness, with the features admitting next to no flatness or blurring and intensifying in sharpness as the eye moves outwards. 

Starting Bid: $4,000 


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33134 James I gold Rose Ryal ND (1605-1606) MS62 PCGS, Tower 
mint, Rose mm, Second coinage, KM42, S-2613, N-2079 (R), Schnei- 
der-6. * (rose) * IACOBVS « D’ * G’ * MAG’ « BRIT ¢ | FRAN’ « ET ° 
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OCVLIS « NRIS, royal shield over Tudor rose. An immensely appealing 
and thoroughly gratifying type which stands at two poles in the history of 
England’s gold coinage. On the one hand, the piece stands as the first Rose 
Ryal issue produced during James’s reign, marking it as far scarcer than 
the majority of type representatives that become available, even before 
taking into consideration its stellar near choice grade. On the other, this 
denomination marks the final British coin produced following the Sov- 
ereign canon of Henry VII, with the monarch enthroned between pillars, 
and the reverse shield within a Tudor rose (hence ‘Rose’ Ryal), and thus 
represents one of the last Stuart issues to reflect back on a more medi- 
eval, Gothic style. From an aesthetic perspective, the piece is quite simply 
magnificent, hardly a trace of bending discernable in the flan while the 
few patches of flatness that do exist staying well-clear of the king’s regal 
portrayal. Rarely found so fine, and one of a mere 6 Mint State Rose Ryals 
of all issues certified between NGC and PCGS combined. 

Starting Bid: $20,000 





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33135 Charles I gold Triple Unite 1644 AU Details (Altered Sur- 
faces) PCGS, Oxford mint, Plume mm, KM338, S-2729, N-2385 (ER), 
Schneider-304 (same dies), Brooker-842 (possibly same dies, later state). 
26.64gm. Small module type with OXON. Undoubtedly one of the quint- 
essential and most instantly recognizable of early modern English gold 
coins, the Triple Unites struck during the early stages of the English Civil 
War of 1642-1649 represent both England’s largest gold denomination 
and a measured propaganda campaign on the part of the king to assure his 
people that he upheld “the Protestant religion, the laws of England and the 
Liberty of Parliament’. Reportedly among the rarest subset of this series 
according to North, the present specimen represents one of the finest of 
the many die styles brought into being by Nicholas Briot’s experiments 
into milled coinage in the 1630s and 40s, granting Charles I a remarkably 
lifelike and humanistic pose, carrying the sword in one hand and the olive 
branch in the other. Despite the noted surface alteration on the holder, the 
coin seems quite handsomely produced and evenly struck—especially if 
the cited piece from Brooker does indeed represent a later die state. Cer- 
tainly a more attainable example of this emblematic type, and one sure to 
improve upon its future owner’s cabinet. 

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33136 Oliver Cromwell Shilling 1658 MS63 NGC, KM-A207, S-3228, ESC-1005. Bearing the only commoner ever to feature on 
the obverse of a British coin, this exceptional choice Shilling boasts an immensely bold strike giving full definition to Thomas Simon’s 
elegantly engraved design. A stark break from the contemporary Commonwealth coinage of the time, this issue represents the combi- 
nation of Simon’s genius engraving with Pierre Blondeau’s engineering know-how cumulating in a fabulous piece of numismatic art. 
Scarcely do representatives of Cromwell’s portrait coinage survive in Mint State as, despite being considered by some as patterns, they 
more often than not exhibit considerable evidence of circulation. This piece shows no evidence of wear, considerable underlying luster 
flashing beneath rich gold and steel-blue tone, its eye appeal extraordinary; an outlier for the series and deserving of a premium bid. 
Starting Bid: $3,000 


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Spectacular Choice Proof Cromwell Broad 


33137 Oliver Cromwell gold Proof Pattern Broad of 20 Shillings 
1656 PR63 Cameo PCGS, KM-Pn25, S-3225, N-2744, Schneider-367, 
W&R-39 (R2). A simply astounding Proof type that acts as a mirror into 
contemporary English history, the gold Broads of Oliver Cromwell quite 
noticeably lay out just how tenuous the arrangements made at the con- 
clusion of the English Civil War really were. Laying aside at least one 
particular aspect of the recently overturned monarchy very definitively, 
Cromwell’s dedication to beautifying the coinage of the realm cannot be 
doubted, particularly compared with the general lack of attention paid dur- 
ing the reign of Charles I. Very much providing the final push towards a 
more regular milled coinage after numerous failed attempts by his pre- 
decessors, these portrait Broads masterfully paired the genius of Thomas 
Simon’s engraving with the technological know-how of Pierre Blondeau. 
Produced entirely in Blondeau’s own private Drury House (as the Tower 
Mint moneyers loathed Blondeau and refused to let him work alongside 
them), the coinage was designed as a statement of Cromwell’s power and 
to serve as an example of the dramatic improvements in coin production 
under the Commonwealth. 


The irony of Cromwell’s manner of asserting his power following the ex- 
ecution of Charles I can hardly be overstated. While self-styled as the 
Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, his coinage had quickly 
disposed of the anonymity of the earlier Commonwealth issues to return 
an individual’s portrait on the coins—and the first commoner to be so fea- 
tured at that—a rather ‘regal’ move further accentuated by the royal crown 
over the Commonwealth shield on the reverse. 


Regardless of Cromwell’s hypocrisy or aspirations, the offering can sim- 
ply be regarded as astounding. Bearing the trademark stippling over the 
elements endemic of the issues of the period, this here only accentuates 
the rich frost clinging to the devices and the cameoed reflectivity of the 
fields. Rarely seen in this Proof format, we note that only 3 pieces have 
been certified a point finer to-date, and indeed this is only the second time 
we have offered so lofty a specimen. A piece which quite simply begs its 
viewers to take a closer look, and worthy of the utmost bidder attention. 
Starting Bid: $40,000 


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33138 Charles II silver “British Colonization” Medal 1670 MS63 NGC, Eimer-245, MI-546/203, Betts-44. 41mm. By J. Roettier. 
Among the finest examples of this popular globe-themed medal that we have seen, displaying sharp detail through the intricate design 
and attractive multi-hued original tone that contributes to its overall splendid appearance. While realizations for this medal in silver have 


shown great variance over time, we note an AU-graded example that set the high-water mark of $7,050 in our 2013 sale of the John W. 
Adams collection. 


Starting Bid: $2,500 


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Finest Certified 1687 “Elephant 
& Castle” 5 Guineas 


33139 James II gold “Elephant & Castle” 5 Guineas 1687 MS60 
NGC, KM460.2, S-3398, Schneider-452. TERTIO edge. One of the most 
difficult gold types of the Stuart period, the rarity of the 5 Guineas of 
James II is propounded both by their historicity and general production 
methods. Elevated to the throne in 1685, James II’s reign was ultimately 
cut short by his blatant adherence to Roman Catholicism—a fact which 
led to his ultimate expulsion and exile during the Glorious Revolution of 
1688. The coin engraving of James’s reign also suffered from a frequent 
problem among Stuart monarchs, namely a generally shallow and flat 
style of execution, which, when taken together with the natural heft of this 
denomination and the softness of the metal that frequently led numerous 
dings, as well as the fact that few from its short mintage were saved due to 
widespread disapproval for the king, points to notably few attractive and 
high quality representatives surviving down to the present day. Needless 
to say, locating a specimen of this only two-year type in Mint State, let 
alone the hallmarked type struck from Royal African Company gold, is 
an exceptional feat. Currently the finest of the date certified by either ma- 
jor grading service, this is only the second example of the “Elephant and 
Castle” 5 Guineas we have offered since our sale of the Dr. Patrick Tan 
Collection in 2008. While any true comparison for such a piece 1s difficult, 
we note than an MS60-certified example of the standard 5 Guineas from 
this date brought $102,000 in our April Signature sale. 

Starting Bid: $20,000 





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Visually Superb 5 Guineas 


33140 William & Mary gold 5 Guineas 1692 UNC Details (Obverse 
Repaired) NGC, KM479.1, S-3422, Schneider-Unl. QVARTO edge. A 
highly impressive example of this imposing gold type depicting the joint 
monarchs, William III and Mary II. Even cursory inspection of the speci- 
men reveals brightly shimmering golden brilliance that cascades over the 
fields, rotation unveiling only trivial instances of handling, sufficiently 
light so as to barely disturb the coin’s admirable luster. In fact, one might 
reasonably observe that the present representative easily surpasses a num- 
ber of non details-graded examples that we have previously offered, the 
surfaces overall significantly less impacted by hairline marks and the vi- 
sual appeal quite strong considering any Details designation. While we 
cannot disregard the repair notation given by NGC, the evidence of any 
repair is so mild that we are uncertain of what feature this refers to, with 
the likeliest possibility consisting of a small degree of chatter concen- 
trated near “GRATIA” in the obverse legend. Regardless, the impression 
left from an in-hand experience is solely one of quality and aesthetic al- 
lure, and we would consider lucky the winning bidder of this exceptional 
golden rarity. 

From the James Dines “Original Goldbug”’ Collection 

Starting Bid: $15,000 


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33141 Anne gold Guinea 1712 MS63 NGC, KM534, S-3574. Of simply marvelous condition from this rarer date and displaying a 
degree of aesthetic appeal that arguably feels outsized for even the impressive choice grade. Blooming golden luster illuminates the sur- 
faces, cascading with brilliant intensity and embracing features that are universally well-defined and without a hint of weakness. Anne’s 
portrait, benefitting from a sound strike, is definitively raised against the surrounding fields, establishing a sharpness and contrast that 
extends beyond even an arm’s length. The surfaces, on the whole, reveal scant enough friction that this wonderful example might as easily 
seem at home in a holder bearing a higher technical grade. Truly superb. 

Ex. Terner Collection (Goldberg Auction 20, May 2003, Lot 150) 

Starting Bid: $10,000 


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Glorious Mint State 1705 5 Guineas 


33142 Anne gold 5 Guineas 1705 MS61 NGC, KM520.2, S-3560. 
The second 5 Guineas issued during Anne’s reign, featuring the slimmer 
pre-Union shields to the reverse. A fully struck example whose Mint State 
condition is bound to inspire anybody fortunate enough to admire this 
exquisite specimen, one of the absolute finest yet certified across both 
PCGS and NGC. The representative’s uncirculated condition is without 
question, inspection under good light revealing a pervasive sun-gold aura 
that flashes across the fields with marvelous intensity, bathing Anne’s por- 
trait and the reverse shield motif in warm mint brilliance. Some handling 
is wholly accepted for a coin of this age and type, and yet, it must be said 
that the aesthetic appeal is sound for the grade, the obverse seeing only 
faint and small instances thereof, a feature which similarly carries to the 
reverse with the exception of only a single stray and fairly inconsequential 
hairline mark crossing through the French shield. In every respect, this 5 
Guineas is capable of bestowing a lifetime of admiration and appreciation 
to its future owner, and we would consider this lucky collector very fortu- 
nate indeed. 

Starting Bid: $45,000 





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Delightful Near-Mint Anne 5 Guineas 
33143 Anne gold 5 Guineas 1706 AU58 NGC, KM521, S-3566, 
Schneider-529. Post-Union type. A highly engaging and fully commend- 
able representative of this imposing gold type fielding abundant and near- 
ly full mint brilliance that sweeps the surfaces, highlighting a degree of 
preservation that in every respect ranks as close as possibly conceivable 
to Mint State. The strike is full and offers rich detail throughout every 
facet of the obverse and reverse designs, Anne’s portrait well-sculpted and 
expressive and joined by a sharp reverse that sees not a trace of weakness. 


Truly laudable and undoubtedly destined for a high-end cabinet of gold 
rarities. 


Starting Bid: $15,000 


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33144 George I gold 1/2 Guinea 1725 MS63 PCGS, KM560, S-3637. 
Benefitting from a sound strike that has rendered a sharp portrait of the 
first Hanoverian king, embedded in a sea of golden luster that shimmers 
throughout the fields upon rotation. Only the faintest hairlines set the 
grade, with a fine veil of silver patination gently laid over the surfaces. 
Starting Bid: $2,500 





33145 George I gold “Prince Elector” Guinea 1714 AU53 PCGS, 
KM538, S-3628. The first Guinea to be struck during George I’s reign 
bearing perhaps the most highly commended portrait of this Hanoverian 
King, dubbed the ‘Prince Elector’ type for its inclusion of PR. EL. at the 
end of the King’s titles to denote his status as Elector of the Holy Roman 
Empire. Commendably struck, with a broad rim that takes on a particular 
boldness and framing effect to the reverse. The surfaces retain a large 
degree of bright mint luster, which flashes at the viewer upon rotation and 
inspection, a gratifying honey-amber tone settled gently over the fields 
and intensifying ever so slightly against the devices. 

Starting Bid: $3,000 


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Choice for the Type 


33146 George I gold 2 Guineas 1726 MS63 NGC, KM554, S-3627, 
Schneider-543. Among the few and very best examples that we have seen 
of this popular type, this marvelous 2 Guineas of George I showcases a 
quality that is the envy of most other surviving gold coins of the period. 
Full golden brilliance defines the surfaces, with a flick of the wrist easily 
unleashing a bright flash. Inspection reveals a fair degree of reflectivity 
across the fields, limited only in its intensity by the presence of a faint tone 
that contributes a feeling of greater age to the offering. Highly appealing 
in this condition, and notable as a type and as part of a wider series that 
seems to only be rising in popularity. 

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33147 George II Crown 1741 MS62 NGC, KM575.2, S-3687, ESC-1666 (prev. ESC-123). A pleasingly toned Mint State example 


of the “roses reverse” type crown featuring the middle-aged bust of George II on the obverse. Softly lustrous, with alluring argent color 
throughout, most concentrated along the peripheries. 


Starting Bid: $2,500 


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Fantastic and Finest-Certified 


George II Guinea 


33148 George II gold Guinea 1728 MS65 NGC, KM563, S-3671. An 
impressive rarity in its own right, the 1728 Guinea of George II only very 
rarely appears on auction, with its more common and lower denomination 
counterpart, the 1/2 Guinea of the same year, appearing relatively more 
7 frequently. It must be said, then, that the debut of this date and type in our 
See Zo LC sales, particularly in this exceptional grade, is truly extraordinary. Indeed, 
we ‘ the certified population speaks for itself. Of only two examples certified 
\e by NGC the present offering is the finest, and by three full points. Mean- 
t while, PCGS has not yet certified a single representative. In hand, the 
quality of the specimen is self-evident and needs no grade to communicate 
“gem” in every conceivable sense of the word. George’s portrait is fully 
struck, as is the reverse shield, the strike perfectly centered, with a halo 
of brilliant golden luminosity embracing the devices and embellishing the 
whole of the surfaces. Such exquisite quality is rare for any coin of this 
age, but it is especially so with an already very fleeting issue, and we are 
both proud and excited to present our bidders with this unique opportunity. 
Starting Bid: $25,000 


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33149 George II gold Guinea 1732 MS63+ PCGS, KM573.1, 
S-3672. Smaller Lettering. A captivating Mint State offering whose pres- 
ervation 1s wholly choice for this lesser-seen issue. Harvest gold luster 
decorates the surfaces, highlighting features placed by a sound strike, 
leaving no areas of weakness. The offering at hand is the first of this 
date which we have offered, and we note that it is also the sole example 
certified by PCGS. Further, NGC has also only seen a single example to 
date, that specimen certifying AU58. The present representative therefore 
remains the only example certified Mint State as of the present writing. 
Without a doubt, this fact speaks to the rarity of the issue, and considering 
the choice “plus” grade assigned, we would consider this selection worthy 
of the greatest consideration. 


Ex. Terner Collection (Goldberg Auction 20, May 2003, Lot 172) 
Starting Bid: $7,500 





33150 George II gold 5 Guineas 1741 AU Details (Repaired) PCGS, 
KM571.1, S-3663A, Schneider-563. 4 over 3 in date. A boldly struck rep- 
resentative of this endlessly collectible type, with full detail expressed 
throughout the king’s hair and laurel wreath, seemingly looking forward 
to a standard of quality that would not be perfected for the issue until the 
later part of the decade. While the repair work noted on the holder may re- 
fer minor scratching around the top of the reverse shield, this on the whole 
proves relatively unobtrusive to the coin’s eye appeal—a still ‘crisp’ finish 
preserved beneath what is perhaps a light cleaning from long ago. 
Starting Bid: $6,000 


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33151 George II gold 5 Guineas 1748 AU Details (Repaired) PCGS, 
KM586.2, S-3666, Schneider-565. Uniformly attractive and entirely col- 
lectible, this scarcely circulated currency 5 Guineas clearly attests to the 
rising production standards for such large-size gold pieces by the late 
1740s. Sharply expressed in every facet of the design, the coin at hand 
appears quite nearly uncirculated, evidence of rub seemingly sparse from 
even the highest points of the devices despite some minor handling in the 
fields. The only evidence of the noted repair work we have been able to 
find is near the top of the reverse shield, and for reference we note that 
an UNC Details (Obverse Repaired) specimen of this same date brought 
$26,400 in our January NYINC sale. 

Starting Bid: $6,000 


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33152 George III gold Proof Pattern 1/4 Guinea 1764 PR65 PCGS, 
KM-Pn45, W&R-141 (R5). Plain edge. By Richard Yeo. An incredibly 
well-provenanced specimen of this most elusive fractional pattern, which, 
while conceived within the first 5 years of George III’s accession to the 
throne, resulted in only a single circulation issue, struck in 1762. Admit- 
tedly struck from slightly rusted dies, the finish on the offering is quite 
simply fantastic, not a shred of detail restricted by the small format of the 
coin and the dies clearly polished to the gills. In addition to the present 
specimen, only two others (one being the Wilson and Rasmussen plate 
coin) have come to auction in the past decade, with a decent number of 
the remaining specimens residing in the holdings of museums. A perfect 
accompaniment to the additional Proofs of George III in this sale. 

Ex. Terner Collection (Goldberg Auction 25, May 2004, Lot 1200); Doug- 
las-Morris Collection (Sotheby’s November 1974, Lot 76) 

Starting Bid: $10,000 





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33153 George III gold Proof Pattern 1/2 Guinea 1762 PR63 Cameo PCGS, KM-Pn42, cf. S-3731, W&R-125 (R4; this coin). Plain 
edge. By Richard Yeo. Stunning and significantly rare, this proposed, and later adopted, design for the 1762 1/2 Guinea demonstrates 
a certain elegance that proved to be a consistent feature of Yeo’s engraving. Aged to subtle harvest gold, the present specimen shows 
evidence of double striking on the reverse, with the first strike clearly rather off-center. Remarkably corrected with a heavy degree of 
polishing to the reverse die, this piece remains the sole certified example since its sale as part of the Terner collection in 2003, further 
verifying its extreme scarcity and pointing to the paucity of available representatives for collectors. 

Ex. Terner Collection (Goldberg Auction 20, May 2003, Lot 197); Herman Selig Collection (Spink Auction 131, March 1999, lot 1147) 
Starting Bid: $10,000 


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Gorgeously Toned Peak-Grade 
1764 Proof 1/2 Guinea 


33154 George gold Proof 1/2 Guinea 1764 PR62+ Cameo PCGS 
KM599, S-3732, Schneider-616, W&R-128 (R5). By Richard Yeo. Entire- 
ly captivating and perhaps of even greater rarity than Wilson and Rasmus- 
sen’s R5 rating would imply (6-10 examples known), this gorgeous Proof 
1/2 Guinea appears to be one of only 2 certified examples, outranking 
the Terner specimen (also ex Douglas-Morris, Herman Selig, and likely 
Nobleman) by virtue of its plus cameo grade. Adding another level of 
visual allure seldom encountered on 18th-century gold Proofs, the obverse 
surfaces are aglow with a balanced violet-orange patina, heightening the 
piece’s overall cameo finish and clearly meriting its “plus” certification. 
To date, we have been able to locate only 2 other examples to have come 
to auction in recent years: the aforementioned Terner example, and more 
recently a raw piece offered by Spink in May 2015, which realized a ham- 
mer price of 15,000 Pounds. Apparently the first such offering to become 
available in the last half-decade, and of immense desirability as such. 
Starting Bid: $10,000 





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Finest-Certified Pattern Half Guinea 


33155 George III gold Proof Pattern 1/2 Guinea 1775 PR64 PCGS, 
KM605, S-3733, W&R-129 (R3). Plain edge. An exceptional and beauti- 
ful representative of this difficult pattern issue combining the hallmarks of 
a Proof strike, including lightly reflective surfaces and needle-sharp detail, 
with the added allure of numismatic rarity. We note that PCGS and NGC 
together have certified only three examples of the type to date, rendering 
this selection, tied for the finest, a true opportunity for the British pattern 
collector. Lightly toned and well-preserved, an inspiring coin. 

Ex. Terner Collection (Goldberg Auction 25, May 2004, Lot 1207) 
Starting Bid: $10,000 





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33156 George III gold Proof Guinea 1787 PR65 Cameo NGC, 
KM609, S-3729, W&R-104 (R3). Plain edge. A magnificent Proof speci- 
men of the first year for the iconic ‘Spade’ Guinea, so-called for its distinc- 
tively shaped reverse shield. Just 168 Proof sets were produced in 1787 
consisting of this, the Half Guinea, Shilling and Sixpence (both silver de- 
nominations having been out of production for decades), and they remain 
one of the rarest and most obscure sets, being struck solely for Bank of 
England officials. This piece is, in a word, fantastic. Truly immaculate, its 
fields textured through vertical die-polish lines, George’s portrait richly 
frosted and fully deserving of its cameo designation. The reverse is simi- 
larly perfect, with only one or two minute surface marks preventing this 
from entering an even loftier grade (although it is clear that this piece was 
still likely conservatively graded). The planchet is almost entirely a satiny 
butter-gold in color, punctuated by vibrant splashes of iridescent red tone. 
Both NGC and PCGS’s censuses combined report just one PR65+ exam- 
ple, with none graded higher. Accordingly, this fabulous gem represents 
what is essentially the ceiling of quality for the type. A stunning piece of 
numismatic intrigue, and an essential addition to higher-tier collections of 
British Proofs. 


Ex. Caranett Collection 
Starting Bid: $4,000 


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33157 George III gold Proof 1/2 Sovereign 1817 PR64+ Cameo 
PCGS KM673, S-3786, W&R-204 (R4), Marsh-400. Truly superlative, 
this borderline gem Proof of Record was produced during the height of 
the Great Recoinage begun in 1816, when pride was restored in British 
coin engraving and the currency was re-stabilized after the Napoleonic 
Wars, following the then-current lackluster designs. Inaugurating the new 
1/2 Sovereign and Sovereign issue, this offering of Pistrucci’s work fields 
even dual mirrors, toned to the lightest hint of sun orange and nicely com- 
plementing the relief of the devices. Bested by only one single example 
each at NGC and PCGS, we note that the next finest we have offered, a 
PR63 Ultra Cameo, achieved $14,400 when it crossed the auction block in 
our January 2019 NYINC auction. 

Starting Bid: $5,000 


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33158 George III gold Sovereign 1817 MS64 NGC, KM674, S-3785, 
Marsh-1. A very scarce level of preservation for this first year in the se- 
ries, presently tied for the finest certified at NGC with just a single piece 
ranking a point finer at PCGS out of 240 pieces certified between the two 
grading services. Nearly blemish-free and heavily frosted for a business 
strike, this is a key opportunity for the connoisseur of British sovereigns. 
Starting Bid: $3,000 





33159 George III gold Sovereign 1818 MS64 NGC, KM674, S- 
3785A, Marsh-2A. Ascending colon after BRITANNIAR, space between 
REX and F:D: variety. A usually rather common date in this 4-year series, 
yet one which escalates to an entirely new degree of rarity in this near 
gem grade. Presently tied with just a single other specimen at PCGS for 
the finest of 39 examples certified, the surfaces appear rich and satiny with 
hardly the least evidence of meaningful disturbances. 

Starting Bid: $2,500 


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33160 George III gold Sovereign 1818 MS62+ NGC, KM674, 
S-3785. Visually striking and very nearly choice from a technical stand- 
point, a honey-amber tone gracing the obverse surfaces and concentrating 
along the outer reverse border to create a superb framing effect. The sur- 
faces display an abundance of glistening golden luster, which in combina- 
tion with the aforementioned feature lends an immediate impression of 
commendable Mint State quality. Highly desirable as a representative of 
its type, and yet more so in this covetable grade. 

Starting Bid: $2,000 


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33161 George III gold Sovereign 1820 MS64 PCGS, KM674, S- 
3785C, Marsh-4. Large Dot, Open 2 variety. An extremely difficult level 
at which to find this final date of the George III sovereign series, as veri- 
fied by the fact that just a single example ranks a point finer out of over 
250 seen to-date across both NGC and PCGS. Strikingly clear across both 
faces with overall chatter kept to a minimum, the protected regions around 
the legends forming a halo of satin luster. We have offered just two other 
1820 sovereigns in this grade, the last of which brought $11,400 in our 
August Platinum Night sale. 

Starting Bid: $3,000 


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33162 George IV gold Proof 1/2 Sovereign 1821 PR65 Cameo 
PCGS, KM681, S-3802, W&R-244 (R3). By Benedetto Pistrucci. A 
practically incomparable selection from what is perhaps one of the rarest 
British Proof sets of the 19th century, hardly ever seen at auction, much 
less so in this peak certified quality. Though seldom mentioned in numis- 
matic scholarship, the coronation set of George [V—encompassing the 
Sovereign, 1/2 Sovereign, Crown, 1/2 Crown, Shilling, and 6 Pence—was 
produced in unrecorded numbers, though, if we are to trust the rarity of 
this coin as described by Wilson and Rasmussen, the figure may have been 
around 25 to 30 sets; indeed, to measure by the current certified popula- 
tion, only 21 total pieces have been seen between the two major grading 
services. Standing as the finest alongside just one other representative at 
PCGS, hardly a feature of this coin could be expressed with greater clarity, 
one of the few features to indicate its nearly 200-year age being mottled 
orange-gold tone. 

Starting Bid: $5,000 


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33163 George IV gold Proof Pattern 1/2 Sovereign 1825 PR64 
Cameo NGC, KM-Pn89 (Rare), S-Unl., W&R-248 (R5). Plain edge. 
Bearing the “Bare Bust” portrait of George IV, not officially adopted until 
the following year in 1826. Exceedingly flashy, with hard mirror surfaces 
that offer a clean contrast against the raised features of the design, the 
mint frost residing over the King’s bust essentially undisturbed and con- 
tributing to a heightened sense of impressive preservation. As a type, only 
rarely offered, and all the more desirable with the noted Pittman pedigree. 


Ex. Pittman Collection 
Starting Bid: $7,500 


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33164 George IV gold Proof 1/2 Sovereign 1826 PR65 Cameo 
PCGS, KM700, S-3804, W&R-249. A single wisp of handling in front of 
George’s bust represents essentially all that can be seen by the naked eye 
as it traverses the surfaces of this top-tier specimen, the only other char- 
acteristics being those of gem quality: a full strike, sharp visual contrast, 
unblemished features, and dazzling reflectivity define the quality of the 
piece, a slight degree of surface tone adding a touch of uniqueness and 
originality. Tied for the finest example of the type seen by PCGS, with 
only two certified more highly by NGC. 

Starting Bid: $2,500 


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33165 George IV gold Proof 1/2 Sovereign 1826 PR64 Deep Cameo 
PCGS, KM700, S-3804A, W&R-249. Extra Tuft. Reeded Edge. George’s 
bust, glowing in mint frost, seems nearly suspended in space when view- 
ing this near-gem specimen head-on. Exceedingly attractive, with a pleas- 
ing sun-gold color and a decisive contrast realized between the fields and 
raised elements. 

Starting Bid: $2,500 


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Choice Mint State 1823 Sovereign 


33166 George IV gold Sovereign 1823 MS63 PCGS, KM682, 
S-3800, Marsh-7. Mintage: 617,000. Easily the lowest mintage date of the 
type and consequently, the rarest and most desirable of this early laureate 
head issue of George IV. While examples in any form qualify as scarce, 
Mint State specimens, such as the present coin, are truly rare. Of those that 
we have seen, the present example is certainly in competition for the most 
lovely. Set in bright orange-gold, the fields retain full mint bloom, with 
the strike sharply detailing all of George’s hair as well as the surrounding 
legends. Very few surface marks are noted for the grade, and while the 
Jacob Terner example (sold by the Goldbergs in 2003) retains the same 
grade from PCGS, this attribute must put distance between the two; the 
eye-appeal truly approaches gem on this piece! We can only expect fierce 
competition from sovereign collectors for the right to own this exceptional 
conditional rarity. 

Starting Bid: $7,500 


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33167 George IV gold Sovereign 1825 MS63 PCGS, KM682, S-3800. Choice uncirculated with a pleasing light gold color, shim- 
mering luster, and a highly original appearance. In fact, quite a superior example of this rarity in the short-lived series showing this 
portrait style combined with the St George reverse. The date remains the second-rarest of this type, and only few pieces have reached the 
market that can claim to be better than EF or AU. Accordingly, this certified coin is of truly special merit and should be hotly contested 
by knowledgeable Sovereign collectors. 

Starting Bid: $4,000 


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Brilliant Choice Proof Plain 
Edge 1825 Sovereign 


33168 George IV gold Proof Pattern Sovereign 1825 PR63 Cameo 
PCGS, KM696, S-3801, W&R-235 (R5). Plain edge. By William Wyon 
after Chantrey, reverse by Jean-Baptiste Merlen. A simply fantastic Proof 
of Record that captures perfectly on all of the traits that make the Proofs 
of this series so popular—generously reflective surfaces that couple with 
sculpturesque engraving to provide the perfect canvass for the portraiture 
of Wyon and the delicate reverse heraldry of Merlen. Of immense rarity 
by all measures, this is only the second such piece we have ever offered, 
and appears to be one of just 6 to appear at auction in recent decades, 
with Wilson and Rasmussen’s rarity rating suggesting only 6-10 known. 
Presently ranking amongst the highest numerically graded specimens 
at PCGS, we can only anticipate the warm welcome it will receive as it 
crosses the auction block. 

Starting Bid: $10,000 


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33169 George IV gold Proof Pattern Sovereign 1825 PR62 Cameo 
PCGS, KM696, S-3801, W&R-235 (R5). Plain edge. By William Wyon 
after Chantrey, reverse by Jean-Baptiste Merlen. Instantly impressive and 
extremely fleeting as a type, this Proof sovereign type expresses a wonder- 
ful clarity to the design elements, the surfaces a rich honey-gold bathed in 
ample mint flash. While some light chatter is all that precludes a choice 
designation, this is easily outbalanced by a think layer of die polish over the 
coin’s expanses, verifying its exceptional quality and masterful production. 
Starting Bid: $4,500 


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33170 George IV gold Proof Sovereign 1826 PR64 Deep Cameo 
PCGS, KM696, S-3801, W&R-237 (R2). Reeded edge. A wondrous of- 
fering replete with hard mirror fields and sensationally frosted features 
that combine to yield a full cameo contrast, easily discernible from any 
angle of inspection. It is no exaggeration to say that Wyon’s skillful en- 
graving is visible in its fullest splendor in this Proof format, every curl on 
George’s “bare head” portrait coated in rich golden texture and expressed 
in the highest relief. The visual appeal of this choice example speaks for 
itself, and we do not doubt that bidders fortunate enough to experience this 
coin in hand will feel similarly. 

Starting Bid: $4,000 


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”R6” Rarity 1825 Pattern 2 Pounds 


33171 George IV gold Proof Pattern 2 Pounds 1825 PR62 Cameo 
PCGS, KM-Pn91, S-3799, W&R-225 (R6). Plain edge. Exceedingly rare, 
and one of only two specimens certified by PCGS to date, both graded 
PR62, yet this example taking the ultimate prize with its “Cameo” des- 
ignation. Wilson and Rasmussen assign this type a rarity rating of R6, 
indicating 3 to 5 specimens known, and though a few more than this ap- 
parently exist the number may not be far off, placing the offering within 
an elite tier of rarity and interest in the British series. Gentle hairlines from 
handling reside in the fields, yet remain so light as to retain full and unob- 
structed mirror reflectivity in the open expanses. George’s portrait remains 
sharp, as does the reverse shield motif, with every minute detail picked 
out to precise calculation against the surrounding elements. A sensational 
pattern offering that remains utterly elusive to most bidders, and a unique 
opportunity to acquire such an admirable example thereof. 

Starting Bid: $10,000 


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33172 George IV gold Proof 2 Pounds 1826 PR64 Ultra Cameo 
NGC, KM701, S-3799, W&R-228. Wholly admirable in-hand, with only 
typical hairlines to establish the near-gem grade, though in this case it 
must be said that these remain exceedingly light, lending high appeal to 
the mirrored fields, which contrast clearly against George’s thickly frosted 
portrait and the razor-sharp reverse arms. Only the closest inspection re- 
veals even a hint of contact over the King’s features, the result one of 
pristine quality that is only matched in very few examples of the type. 
Starting Bid: $6,000 


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33173 George IV gold Proof 2 Pounds 1826 PR64 Deep Cameo 
PCGS, KM701, S-3799, W&R-228. Astoundingly reflective and marked 
by a superb cameo contrast, George’s sharply-rendered visage turning 
nearly white at an angle, lending an unmistakable cameo effect against 
the mirrored fields, these essentially jet-black when viewed head-on. Con- 
noisseurs of British gold rarities will be familiar with the issue, but rarely 
is this uncommon type seen with such rich and alluring tone, a deep gold 
hue embracing the obverse periphery and creating an absolutely stunning 
display on the nearly pristine reverse. 

Starting Bid: $6,000 


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Astonishing PR66 Ultra Cameo 5 Pounds 


33174 George IV gold Proof 5 Pounds 1826 PR66 Ultra Cameo 
NGC, KM702, S-3797, L&S-27, W&R-213 (R3). Lettered edge. By Wil- 
liam Wyon after Chantrey, reverse by Jean-Baptiste Merlen. Mintage: 150. 
Truly a masterpiece of the early engraving of William Wyon that would 
help propel his 23-year-long career as the Chief Engraver of the Royal 
Mint, it would seem an understatement to call this gorgeous one-year 5 
Pounds Ultra Cameo—the devices are so thickly overlaid in mint frost and 
the fields bathed in sparkling reflectivity as to leave utterly little wanting 
in terms of its technical execution. Produced as part of the monarch’s mid- 
reign 1826 Proof Set, the portraiture executed by Wyon on the issue seems 
to add a new degree of prominence to Merlen’s already flattering effigy 
drawn from the style of Sir Francis Chantrey, idealizing his features and 
seeming to abstract any sense of the king’s real-life portly stature. Notably 
missing from the Terner Collection, with the Tyrant example ranking as 
a PR65+ Cameo, this incredible specimen stands alongside just one other 
representative as the finest of type certified across both NGC and PCGS 
combined—for reference, the PR64 Ultra Cameo-certified specimen that 
we offered in 2017 brought an incredible $305,000, and more recently a 
PR62 achieved $198,000 in our August Platinum Night Sale, suggesting 
that the interest in such a fine piece as this will surely top the charts. An 
unmissable opportunity, and undoubtedly a crown jewel for even the most 
scrupulous of British coin cabinets. 

Starting Bid: $125,000 


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33175 William IV gold Proof 1/2 Sovereign 1831 PR65 Deep Cameo PCGS, KM716, S-3830, W&R-267 (R3). Plain edge. Among 
the highest quality representatives of this exceptional Proof 1/2 sovereign that we have had the privilege to offer, the coin at hand appears 
exceptionally gem in quality with faint die polish observable in the reverse fields. Presently the single finest specimen certified by PCGS, 
with only a small cluster of 4 specimens ranking a point finer at NGC. 

Ex. Terner Collection (Goldberg Auction 25, June 2004, Lot 1276) 

Starting Bid: $4,000 


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Astounding Mule or Pattern 1/2 Sovereign 
- One of Perhaps 2 in Private Hands 


33176 William IV gold Proof Mule 1/2 Sovereign 1837-Dated (1871) 
PR66 Cameo PCGS, KM-Unl., S-Unl., Schneider-Unl., W&R-269 (R7), 
cf. Marsh-412A (for mule dated 1836). 3.99gm. Reeded edge. By Wil- 
liam Wyon after Chantrey, reverse by Jean-Baptiste Merlen. Struck from 
a 6 Pence obverse die. A fantastically rare and somewhat enigmatic issue, 
brilliantly mirrored in the fields with a delicate layer of mint frost over 
the design elements. Awarded an R7 rating by Wilson and Rasmussen, 
suggesting 1-2 pieces known, the 1837 “Mule” or “Pattern” 1/2 Sovereign 
almost suggests a curiosity or special order specimen, perhaps specially 
produced at the mint for a distinguished private collector—the dies, light- 
ly rusted here and to an even greater degree on the Douglas-Morris speci- 
men, have been heavily polished, with Wilson and Rasmussen noting that 
this mule “was apparently struck in 1871”. Such a situation would hardly 
have been unusual, as demand for Victorian-era Proof Sets is known to 
have led the Royal mint to strike additional coins to fill orders. Regardless, 
the rarity of the present offering is entirely undisputed, and of the perhaps 
3 pieces known, this is one of only 2 in private hands, the third piece resid- 
ing in the Ashmolean Museum. 


Ex. Terner Collection (Goldberg Auction 20, May 2003, Lot 300) 
Starting Bid: $25,000 





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33177 William IV gold Proof Sovereign 1831 PR64 Deep Cameo 
PCGS, KM717, S-3829B, W&R-261. Plain edge. A satisfactory and 
charming selection exhibiting a full cameo effect that yields a crisp con- 
trast between William’s bust and the mirrored fields surrounding. For their 
part the fields reveal only a few isolated wisps of handling and display a 
characteristic and intense reflectivity to several inches. Perennially popu- 
lar as a type, and always in demand by collectors when encountered in 
better states of preservation. 

Ex. Eliasberg Collection (American Numismatic Rarities, April 2005, Lot 
441); Belden Roach Collection (B. Max Mehl, February 1944, Lot 1380) 
Starting Bid: $10,000 


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33178 Victoria Proof Pattern 1/2 Shilling (6 Pence) 1856 PR66 
PCGS, ESC-3297 (R4). An exceedingly rare and enigmatic pattern for 
the Sixpence with its denomination given as ‘Half Shilling’. Its rarity and 
numismatic intrigue aside, this piece has undeniable beauty in its perfect 
preservation and iridescently toned mirror fields. Offered only very oc- 
casionally, a must-have piece for the collector of British patterns. 
Starting Bid: $3,000 


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33179 Victoria Proof Crown 1839 PR62 NGC, KM741, S-3882, 
ESC-2560 (R). Plain edge. A pleasing stone-gray Proof from Victoria’s 
famous and “delayed” 1839 Proof set, issued two years following the 
Queen’s coronation. While perhaps most famous for William Wyon’s Una 
and the Lion 5 Pounds, this exemplary crown from that set is by no means 
to be passed over without remark—a subtle reflectivity over the surfaces 
revealing whirls of underlying gold and sky blue tones when rotated in 
hand, and the high-quality execution of the piece leaving a sculpted and 
heavily medallic feel to the portrait so often impossible to appreciate on 
the often banged-up circulation strikings for the later dates of this type. 
Starting Bid: $10,000 





33180 Victoria Proof “Gothic” Crown 1847 PR63 NGC, KM744, 
S-3883, ESC-2571. UN DECIMO edge. A marvelous example, the sur- 
faces carrying soft tones of lavender and iridescent blue against boundless 
underlying reflectivity. Only slight disturbances to the fields establish the 
grade, but this example displays a charm and appeal that is fully deserving 
of its choice certification. 

Starting Bid: $3,000 


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33181 Victoria Proof “Gothic” Crown 1847 PR63 NGC, KM744, 
S-3883, ESC-2571. UN DECIMO edge. Considered one of the most beau- 
tiful issues within British numismatics, the “Gothic” Crown remains heav- 
ily desired by collectors throughout the world for its delicate portrait of 
the young queen and extravagantly arranged reverse design. The present 
example is sure to satisfy, boasting watery, admirably clean fields and a 
deep, hearty patina. 


From the James Dines “Original Goldbug”’ Collection 
Starting Bid: $3,000 


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33182 Victoria Proof “Gothic” Crown 1847 PR61 NGC, KM744, 
S-3883, ESC-2571. UN DECIMO edge. A famous type that never fails to 
excite a tremendous amount of bidding activity amongst seasoned English 
collectors, this emblematic Gothic crown presents the viewer with a dark- 
ened smoky tone across the surfaces that reveals highlights of gold and 
cobalt when inspected under good light. Moreover palely frosted over the 
young Queen’s bust, this piece feels perceptibly medallic. 

Starting Bid: $3,000 


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33183 Victoria Proof Crown 1893 PR66 NGC, KM783, S-3937, ESC-2594. LVI edge. Outstanding, an absolutely extraordinary 
survivor from Victoria’s final Proof Set. Fully deserving of its premium gem grade, the surfaces of this jewel seemingly merit a higher 
grade, still bearing no hairlines nor contact marks whatsoever; the strike 1s definitive, with delicate frost highlighting Victoria’s por- 
trait in a pseudo-cameo effect. A luminescent rainbow patina explodes like fireworks on both the obverse and reverse, intensifying 
the eye appeal. 

Starting Bid: $3,000 


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33184 Victoria 7-Piece Certified silver “Jubilee” Proof Set 1887, 
1) 3 Pence - PR65 PCGS, KM758, S-3931 

2) 6 Pence - PR64 NGC, KM759 

3) Shilling - PR64 NGC, KM761 

4) Florin - PR65 NGC, KM762 

5) 1/2 Crown - PR64+ NGC, KM764 

6) Double Florin - PR64+ NGC, KM763. Arabic 1. 

7) Crown - PR63 NGC, KM765 


KM-PS12. Comparatively high quality for this lesser-seen Proof set, with not a single coin ranking below the choice level, and beauti- 
ful toning across all pieces. Although the exact mintage for this set is not noted, the Standard Catalog of World Coins records a total 
mintage for the 6 and 7 piece silver Jubilee Proof sets of 287, suggesting that the figure for this larger of the two is likely is even lower. 
(Total: 7 items) 

Reserve: $5,000 


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33185 Victoria 6-Piece Certified silver Proof Set 1893 NGC, 
1) 3 Pence - PR66, S-3942 

2) 6 Pence - PR66, S-3941 

3) Shilling - PR65 Cameo, S-3940 

4) Florin - PR64, S-3939 

5) 1/2 Crown - PR65, S-3938 

6) Crown - PR66, S-3937 


cf. KM-PS13, S-PS8. A magnificent Proof set containing all silver issues, 
each uniquely toned, with the average aesthetic quality among the most 
impressive that this cataloger has seen. (Total: 6 coins) 

Reserve: $8,000 


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33186 Victoria gold Proof 1/2 Sovereign 1887 PR66 Ultra Cameo 
NGC, KM766, S-3869, W&R-362. A thoroughly outstanding representa- 
tive of this scarce Proof, entirely meriting of its gem ultra cameo status— 
the fields appearing nearly jet-black from all angles with a pronounced 
silhouette matte frost atop the devices. Ranking very near the peak of cer- 
tified specimens, we note that only two PR67’s have been certified to-date. 


Ex. Murdoch Collection (Sotheby’s April 1903, Lot 495 [part]) 
Starting Bid: $2,500 





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The First Pattern for Victoria’s Sovereigns 


33187 Victoria gold Proof Pattern Sovereign 1837 PR63 Ultra 
Cameo NGC, KM-Unl., S-Unl., W&R-295 (R5; this coin). Plain edge. 
By William Wyon, reverse by Jean-Baptiste Merlen. A choice example of 
this elusive and very rare pattern, having a lovely frosted and contrasting 
effect on both the portrait and the royal shield, the fields bright and deeply 
mirrored, the short-toothed borders crisp with a high unblemished rim on 
each side, and the surfaces revealing only a few tiny contact abrasions and 
light wisps. All in all, a very pleasing “63” coin. Of great historical im- 
portance among the issues of this monarch, not only as the first pattern for 
her sovereigns but also as one of the finest executions of William Wyon’s 
image of her as a young lady (Princess Victoria was 18 years old when 
this pattern was created, and not yet coronated), though the pattern itself 
remains unsigned. Victoria’s portrait here is the so-called Small Young 
Head, her hair pulled back into a ponytail and bound by two fillets, which 
are each “plain”, or unornamented. The rear portion of the lower fillet is 
= =<. . | o~ textured with parallel raised lines, a subtle feature. A tiny rose appears in 
ee re ays: \ the field on each side of the date, about 4 mm distant from each tip of the 
C= A a bust. The most distinctive feature of this first head, however, is the spacing 
: : -.\ of VICTORIA DEI GRATIA over the top portion of the field; the portrait 
does not intrude into it, as it does on the following two patterns (W&R- 
296 and 297), and this serves to give the visual impression of a smaller 
image. It would seem that this piece was the first creation of this style. All 
in all, then, this is nothing short of a gorgeous specimen, and of utmost im- 
portance for advanced collectors of either Victorian coins or sovereigns, 
its appeal only further heightened by its use as the plate coin in Wilson & 
Rasmussen. 


Ex. Hunterian Museum-Coats Collection (c. 1938) 
Starting Bid: $10,000 


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Cameo-Intense Near-Gem Proof Sovereign 


33188 Victoria gold Proof Sovereign 1839 PR64 Deep Cameo 
PCGS, KM736.1, S-3852, W&R-303. Plain Edge. Coin Alignment. Per- 
haps the most striking feature of this Proof emission is its cameo contrast, 
absolutely full by virtue of the heavy mint frost that graces the raised de- 
vices, including Victoria’s bust, these features set against fields that serve 
as complete golden mirrors. To add further unique appeal to this rare Proof 
type, a lovely sunflower gold tone enhances the surfaces, taking on such 
intensity to the reverse that the surfaces appear almost bathed in a neon- 
like luminosity, the addition of amber toning accents providing a complet- 
ing touch of balance. For accuracy we note that both the coin’s alignment 
and W&R reference are mis-described on the current holder insert. An 
all-around superb piece, and among the best that we have had the privilege 
to offer. 

Starting Bid: $10,000 


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Gem “Plus” Victorian Proof Sovereign 


33189 Victoria gold Proof Sovereign 1853 PR65+ Deep Cameo 
PCGS, KM736.1, S-3852D, W&R-305 (R3). A premier representative of 
this important singular gold denomination, hailing from Victoria’s rare 
1853 Proof set and ranked as the finest Deep/Ultra Cameo example across 
both PCGS and NGC. The cameo contrast achieved between the Queen’s 
portrait and the honey-toned fields is as strong as we could imagine for 
a coin of this type, lending a remarkable visual effect at virtually every 
angle of inspection. A hint of blue iridescence has taken to the obverse, 
where only the slightest traces of contact may be found amidst universally 
intense mirror reflectivity. Truly splendid, and a must-have for the collec- 
tor who desires only coins belonging to the highest tier of certified quality. 
Starting Bid: $25,000 


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Ex. Bentley, Douglas-Morris Proof 1869 


Sovereign - The Finest of Two Known 


33190 ~=Victoria gold Proof Sovereign 1869 PR63+ Cameo PCGS 
KM736.2, S-3853, Marsh-53, W&R-312 (R7; this piece cited). Reeded 
edge. Die #64. By William Wyon. Perhaps the most legendary of Victo- 
ria’s Proof sovereigns—the 1869 from die number 64, one of only two 
known, and by far the finer of the two. Missing from the Montagu, Mur- 
doch, Nobleman (Ferrari), Schneider, and Terner collections, it would 
almost come as an understatement to say that this is a treasured opportu- 
nity of which few collectors could ever have dreamed. While the business 
strike figure of the 1869 sovereign was by no means exceptionally low— 
the year in fact saw the third-highest mintage for the type—it would seem 
that for an unknown reason only a very tiny number were chosen to be 
produced in Proof finish. Though no satisfactory answer for this phenom- 
enon readily presents itself, there may be some connection to the superb 
state of the dies produced by this engraver, Baldwin’s pointing out in their 
original description for the piece that the 1850s had seen a decline in the 
overall quality of minting, with the introduction of die numbers in 1863 
meant to make monitoring production standards and individual engraver’s 
work more fluid. Indeed the execution of this specimen is nothing short 
of captivating, the design features evenly distributed over the planchet in 
definitive relief without the least trace of die cracking or strain evident. 
For the prospective bidder’s reference, the other known piece, stemming 
from the Law Collection and certified as PR62 NGC, achieved $28,200 
when it came to auction in our August 2014 Platinum sale, and we can 
only anticipate the fervent bidding activity this finer representative, on the 
current market, will bring. 

Ex. Bentley Collection (Baldwin’s Auction 73, May 2012, Lot 212); An 
Important Collection of Gold Sovereigns, 1816-2000 (Sotheby’s Novem- 
ber 2000, Lot 525 [part]); Spink Numismatic Circular (April 1990, Item 
1646); Douglas-Morris Collection (Sotheby’s November 1974, Lot 207) 
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from the Standard Literature 


33191 Victoria gold Proof Pattern “Shield” Sovereign 1871 PR65 
Deep Cameo PCGS, KM-Unl., S-Unl., Marsh-Unl., W&R-314 var. (un- 
listed with plain edge). Plain edge. Simply a phenomenon that almost 
never occurs in as widely researched and studied a series as Victorian 
sovereigns—a pattern issue entirely unpublished in the standard literature. 
Remarkably undetected in the research of either Wilson and Rasmussen or 
Marsh, the present piece served as the first thoroughly documented exam- 
ple as part of the Bentley collection, and is now known to be one of only 
two that have appeared on the market (the other in Baldwin’s September 
2015 Auction 96, Lot 3577), making it a clear contender to also be the 
ex Murdoch (lot 506), Nobleman specimen (lot 269 [part]). 1871 marked 
the first year that Pistrucci’s St. George and the Dragon reverse was rein- 
troduced as a reverse type on British coinage, where it would continued 
to be struck alongside the shield reverse of earlier years until 1874. The 
date also saw the introduction of die numbers on the shield type. Clearly 
produced before either of these events as a Proof of Record, the offering 
appears entirely enviable as a testament to the highest standards the Mint 
could achieve, lavishly detailed across each and every element of the de- 
sign with a heavily mirrored finish. 

Ex. Bentley Collection (Baldwin’s Auction 73, May 2012, Lot 252) [cover 
lot]; Sotheby’s (October 1995, Lot 821) 

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33192 Victoria gold Proof “St. George” Sovereign 1871 PR65 Deep 
Cameo PCGS, KM752, S-3856, W&R-316 (R4), Marsh-84A. Plain edge. 
Large BP variety. By William Wyon. An extravagant type and quite fitting 
as the debut of Pistrucci’s St. George reverse on Victoria’s sovereigns, 
certifying very near to the peak of achievable quality for the issue, as indi- 
cated by just one 65+ and one 66 in the PCGS population report. Notable 
for its absence from the famed Bentley Collection, this is the first example 
we have had the privilege to offer, with a thick layer of mint frost and a 
profusion of die polish lines in the fields marking it as a clear target for all 
serious collectors of Proof British gold. 

Starting Bid: $6,000 


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33193 Victoria gold Proof Sovereign 1891 PR65+ Deep Cameo 
PCGS cf. KM767 (unlisted in Proof), S-3866C, W&R-337 (R7; this coin). 
Reeded edge. Long tail variety. By Joachim E. Boehm. An incredibly elu- 
sive Proof that heralded the introduction of the long tail reverse design on 
Victoria’s jubilee coinage. While the 1891 saw a standard mintage of well 
over 5 million more pieces struck than the famed 1887 that inaugurated 
the series, the Proof from this date represents a significant rarity that is not 
even touched upon by its predecessor—whereas we know that 797 Proofs 
were produced in 1887 (for Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Proof Set), Wil- 
son and Rasmussen’s R7 rating suggests only 1-2 known for 1891, with 
the other specimen likely stemming from the Douglas-Morris collection 
(struck from the same dies). Altogether missing from Montagu, Murdoch, 
and Nobleman, this is the first time an example has become available in 
over 8 years. Effortlessly gem and profusely die polished, it is eye candy 
at its finest. 

Ex. Bentley Collection (Baldwin’s Auction 73, May 2012, Lot 330); Pur- 
chased from Randy Weir (December 1995) 

Starting Bid: $6,000 


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33194 Victoria gold Proof Pattern Sovereign 1893 PR65 Cameo 
PCGS, KM-Unl., S-Unl., W&R-339 (R6; this coin). Plain edge. By Allan 
Wyon. One the fantastic rarities within the Victorian pattern sovereign 
series, with the Hamilton-Smith lot listing noting that only 3 specimens 
were known as of 1927, a figure supported by Wilson and Rasmussen’s 
R6 rating (3-5 known). One of a number of competing engravers commis- 
sioned to redesign Victoria’s unpopular Jubilee portrait coinage—along 
with Edward Onslow Ford, Edward J. Poynterm, Henry N. Armstead, 
Charles A. Birch, and Thomas Brock—Wyon was much more of a medal- 
ist and seal designer than an artist in the numismatic medium. While his 
designs ultimately lost out to Thomas Brock’s acclaimed “widow” head 
portraiture, they express no less inspired of a style, seemingly looking for- 
ward to a new style destined to surpass the Victorian artistry of the time. 
Appearing to be the only example to become available in recent decades, 
the offering exhibits a delightful precision of detail, its gem Proof flash 
doing little to conceal fields lined with fine die polish. Notably missing 
from the famed Douglas-Morris collection, and likely the only opportu- 
nity most will have to fill an otherwise perpetually unfillable hole in their 
collections. 

Ex. Bentley Collection (Baldwin’s Auction 73, May 2012, Lot 335); Bald- 
win’s Hong Kong Auction 42 (August 2007, Lot 1146); George Hamilton- 
Smith Collection (Glendining, May 1927, Lot 212 [part]) 

Starting Bid: $7,500 


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33195 Victoria gold Proof Sovereign 1893 PR66 Deep Cameo 
PCGS, KM785, S-3874, W&R-341. A highly popular type representing 
the final major bust design in the long-running Victorian sovereign se- 
ries, this superb Proof representative takes conditional preservation to the 
near-peak of what has been seen for the issue. Serving as potent mirrors, 
the fields abound with deep reflectivity, while both Victoria’s portrait and 
the reverse St. George motif rise in high profile and shine by virtue of the 
heavy golden frost which graces their features. Quite impressive in this 
technical caliber, and among the best we have had the privilege to offer. 
Starting Bid: $4,000 





Aglow with cartwheel luster, only trivial contact marks in line with its 
grade. Generally, these currency types only ever appear with significant 
bagmarks or hairlines, and as such this gem offering stands head and 
shoulders above the norm for issue, substantiated by its being the single 
second-from-highest graded example by NGC. 

Starting Bid: $2,500 


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Gem Proof Victorian 5 Pounds 


33197 Victoria gold Proof 5 Pounds 1893 PR65 Cameo NGC, 
KM787, S-3872, W&R-287. An exquisite gem Proof representative of 
Victoria’s “Veiled Head” 5 Pounds, the highest denomination in the 1893 
Proof set, which introduced Thomas Brock’s new regal portrait, also 
known as the “Widow Head” type. The design’s recognition has endured 
throughout history, certainly gaining further recognition as the final ad- 
opted numismatic portrait of the Victorian era. Demonstrating flashy fields 
and immense charm, this bold specimen expresses a high degree of mir- 
roring, contrasting against a fine coating of frost over the Queen’s features 
and the iconic St. George & Dragon reverse motif. Scarce in this gem con- 
dition, and positively on the precipice of a full “Ultra Cameo” designation. 
Starting Bid: $15,000 





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33198 Victoria gold 5 Pounds 1893 MS63 PCGS, KM787, S-3872. Choice in every respect, with bright aurous luster that sweeps 
effortlessly over the surfaces, highlighting a noteworthy degree of preservation for the type. The combined population between NGC and 
PCGS, currently numbering well over 200 examples, shows that none certify higher than MS64 at the present. Thus, the selection at hand 
stands at the near-peak of preservation yet seen for this highly and widely demanded issue. 

Starting Bid: $2,500 


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33199 Victoria gold Specimen “Winchester College” Prize Medal 1846 SP62+ PCGS Eimer-Unl. (cf. Eimer-1240 for the same type, 
but from William IV’s reign). 49mm. 56.91gm. By B. Wyon. Awarded to Edward Holroyd in 1846 (inscribed on edge). A notably high-relief 
prize medal seen in a glossy mirrorlike finish. Edward Dundas Holroyd, the recipient of the medal, became a prominent judge in Australia 
in the 1860s after his graduation from Winchester college, and continued the role until his retirement in 1906. He was twice awarded the 
Queen’s medal for Latin and English essays at Winchester. 

Reserve: $6,000 


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33200 Victoria gold Specimen Award Medal 1870 SP62 PCGS, Eimer-Unl., BHM-Unl. 45mm. 58.78gm. By W. Wyon. Awarded 
to Percey Warner of the vessel H.M.S. Worcester in 1870. An attractively engraved and seemly unrecorded gold medal of distinction, 
featuring an intricately engraved reverse design. Despite some visible handling over the reverse inscription, the piece maintains a strong 
visual appeal. The H.M.S. Worcester was a 52-gun fourth-rate frigate of the Royal Navy that was lent as a training ship to the Thames 
Marine Officer Training School in 1862. 

Reserve: $10,000 


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33201 Edward VIII 13-Piece Certified gold & silver Matte Proof Set 1902 NGC, 


1) Maundy Penny - PR60, S-3989 8) 1/2 Crown - PR64, S-3980 

2) Maundy 2 Pence - PR62, S-3988 9) Crown - PR62, S-3979 

3) Maundy 3 Pence - PR64, S-3987 10) gold 1/2 Sovereign - PR60, S-3974A 

4) Maundy 4 Pence - PR63, S-3986 11) gold Sovereign - PR61, S-3969 

5) 6 Pence - PR62, S-3983 12) gold 2 Pounds - Proof Details (Cleaned), S-3968 
6) Shilling - PR62, S-3982 13) gold 5 Pounds - Proof Details (Cleaned), S-3966 


7) Florin - PR61, S-3981 


KM-PS15, S-PS9. The included silver issues displaying varying degrees of tone, with the 2 and 5 Pounds lightly cleaned yet retaining their 
characteristic matte finish. Sold with original red case of issue labeled “SPECIMEN COINS 1902” in gold lettering. (Total: 13 coins) 
Starting Bid: $4,000 


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33202 George V gold “Coronation” Medal 1911 MS65 NGC, Eimer-1952a, BHM-4022. 51mm. 83.45gm. By B. Mackennal. Matte 
finish. A beloved coronation type that proves to be of significant rarity in this large-size format, as compared to the more often-seen 30mm 
striking, with apparently only 4 other examples having come to auction in the last decade and a half, according to our research. Presently 
the single finest certified at NGC, this offering must appear very near to how it did after its production, only some minor grazes on the 
reverse breaking the otherwise blemish-free matte surfaces. The first such specimen we have handled, we note that a SP63 piece hammered 
for $11,000 in a recent August sale. Accompanied by its original case of issue. 

Starting Bid: $3,000 


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33203 George V gold Proof 5 Pounds 1911 PR62 Cameo PCGS, KM822, S-3994, W&R-414. A perpetually popular Proof-only type 


with an appealing wateriness to the fields and a delicate frost gracing the devices. A light scattering of bagmarks and hairlines define the 
assigned grade. 


Starting Bid: $2,000 


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33204 George V 12-Piece Certified gold & silver “Long” Proof Set 1911 PCGS, 


1) Maundy Penny - PR67, S-4020 7) Florin - PR67, S-4012 

2) Maundy 2 Pence - PR66, S-4019 8) 1/2 Crown - PR67+, S-4011 

3) Maundy 3 Pence - PR67, S-4018 9) gold 1/2 Sovereign - PR65 Cameo, S-4006 
4) Maundy 4 Pence - PR66, S-4017 10) gold Sovereign - PR65 Cameo, S-3996 
5) 6 Pence - PR66, S-4014 11) gold 2 Pounds - PR65 Cameo, S-3995 

6) Shilling - PR67, S-4013 12) gold 5 Pounds - PR65, S-3994 


KM-PS17, S-PS11. “Long” and “Short” sets were produced in 1911, the latter omitting the 2 and 5 Pounds; these two denominations are amongst the 
most popular in the entire British series, and as such the “Long” set is far more popular. This “Long” set neither omits a single denomination nor leaves 
any quality to be desired, with every issue certifying at the gem Mint State level. Several of the included silver issues rank well within this territory, lav- 
ishly toned in silver and iridescent blue, while the gold emissions display a commendable clarity of strike joined by the characteristic mirror reflectivity 
so coveted by collectors. In every respect, a remarkable set, accompanied by its original red leather box of issue. (Total: 12 coins) 

Starting Bid: $15,000 


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33205 George VI gold Proof 5 Pounds 1937 PR65* Cameo NGC, 
KM861, S-4074, W&R-435. Mintage: 5,500. Quite literally a crown- 
ing achievement of George VI’s coronation Proof set. Very nearly Ultra 
Cameo in terms of its bold fields-devices night-and-day contrasts, it can 
genuinely be said that while the type itself needs little introduction to col- 
lectors, it is seldom encountered so pristinely preserved; indeed the certi- 
fied population reveals an utter paucity of PR66’s of the over 800 total 
graded examples. That the interest in this Proof-only 5 Pounds has seen 
a marked rise is confirmed by our recent sale of a PR66 Ultra Cameo ex- 
ample, which brought $55,200 in our August Platinum Night auction. 
Starting Bid: $5,000 


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33206 George VI gold Proof 5 Pounds 1937 PR65+ Deep Cameo 
PCGS KM86l, S-4074, W&R-435. Mintage: 5,500. Of sublime quality 
for this sought-after 5 Pounds issue of George VI, the obverse fields serv- 
ing as a sea of mirrorlike reflectivity, handled with sufficient care that even 
the minute die polish lines laid over these fields take visual precedent over 
any signs of handling. Only isolated and insignificant reverse wisps limit 
the grade from even further heights, while the devices glow against the 
backdrop of nearly jet black fields, as viewed head-on. An offering worthy 
of an elite cabinet of British conditional rarities. 

Starting Bid: $4,500 


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33207 George VI gold Proof 5 Pounds 1937 PR64 Ultra Cameo = 33208 ~— George VI gold Proof 5 Pounds 1937 PR64 PCGS, KM861, 
NGC, KM861, S-4074, W&R-435. Mintage: 5,500. Delightfully mirrored  S-4074, W&R-435. Mintage: 5,500. An enticing representative of this 


across the fields, these contrasting cleanly against George’s frost-laden iconic large-size gold Proof from George VI’s coronation Proof Set, ap- 
portrait and revealing a degree of preservation that is decidedly on the pearing quite strikingly mirrored in the fields with only the most minor 
cusp of gem. Watery throughout, and a covetable representative of this evidence of contact precluding a finer grade. 

popular type. Starting Bid: $2,500 


Starting Bid: $3,000 


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Excessively Rare VIP Proof Sovereign - 
The Only Example in Private Hands 


33209 Elizabeth II gold VIP Proof Pattern Sovereign 1976 PR65 
PCGS, KM-Unl., S-SC1 (Extremely Rare). Reeded edge. Brilliant fin- 
ish. Mintage: 2. By Arnold Machin. An excessively rare discovery piece 
that first came to light around 2004-2005, and has been confirmed by the 
British Royal Mint to be one of a paltry two pieces struck without device 
frosting as VIP Proofs in 1976. The sole example available to collectors, 
with the other specimen currently residing in the Royal Mint’s collection, 
it would be fair to say that this is likely the second rarest of Elizabeth II’s 
sovereigns, following the virtually unattainable 1953, and is certainly the 
most elusive to carry her “decimal portrait” bust. One of the great modern 
rarities of the British series, and quite possibly the only opportunity most 
collectors will have to obtain a representative. 

Ex. Bentley Collection (Baldwin’s Auction 73, May 2012, Lot 380); Mark 
Rasmussen (via Spink, May 2005) 

Starting Bid: $7,500 


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33210 Othon gold Presentation Medal ND (1832-1862) MS62 NGC, 
Wittelsbach-Unl. 37.5mm. 27.29gm. Plain edge. By Konrad Lange. 
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TATZ MOYZAIZ KEXAPIZME NOI® in five lines within laurel wreath. 
Reportedly only the second known example of this presentation medal, 
which appears to be otherwise unpublished. Bearing a strikingly high re- 
lief to the design juxtaposed with watery fields displaying only a minor 
scattering of wisps, it is sure to garner ample attention from seasoned col- 
lectors of the Greek series. 

Ex. Gerhard Hirsch Nachfolger Auction 307 (February 2015, Lot 3141); 
Spink Auction 5 (1979, Lot 373); Privately purchased from Gerhard 
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Franz Joseph I gold Prooflike Taler 1896-KB PL62 PCGS, 
Kremnitz mint, KM-X13a, Fr-257, Herinek-1105. Struck to mark the 
1000th year of the Hungarian kingdom. A rare and fleeting gold striking, 
which according to the Unusual World Coins book was produced in a 
limited mintage of a mere 100 examples. The type is alternatively referred 
to by Friedberg in a denomination of 9 Ducats. Fully struck, with clear 


reflectivity expressed throughout very lightly toned surfaces. 
Starting Bid: $15,000 


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33212 Sultans of Madura. Jalal al-Din Ahsan Shah (AH 734-740 / 
AH 1333-1339) gold Tanka AH 736 (AD 1335/1336) MS67 NGC, Had- 
rat Madura mint, Fr-625a (this coin), ICV-2686, Hull-Unl., G&G-Unl., 
Zeno- 120432 (this coin). 11.01gm. An extremely rare full tanka from the 
reign of the first Sultan of Madura, preserved with needle-sharp execution 
and flawless original luster, certainly almost as if it left the mint yesterday. 
Prior to the publication of a gold tanka dated AH 735 in 2006 and the ap- 
pearance of this coin on auction in 2013, no full tanka’s were known of 
this ruler, with Goron and Goenka recording “a single gold coin weighing 
3.66 g, which probably makes it equal to one of the contemporary south 
Indian pagodas or hons” (pg. 278). Very close in style to the Tankas of 
Daulatabad of his successor, Ghiyath al-Din Muhammad Damghan Shah, 
Steve Album has also pointed out that the legends reveal that Ahsan Shah 
laid claim to the caliphate. 

Ex. Hess-Divo Auction 237 (October 2014, Lot 516); Stephen Album 
Auction 15 (January 2013, Lot 918) 

Starting Bid: $4,000 


33213 British India. Victoria gold Proof Restrike 5 Rupees 1870-(c) 
PR63 NGC, Calcutta mint, KM476, S&W-4.22. More mature bust type. 
A very rare Proof restrike, scarcely encountered in finer states of preserva- 
tion. Exhibiting some minor evidence of contact in the yet failing to dis- 
guise their exquisite level of gloss, the planchet is of a bright lemon gold 
color with pleasing detail to Victoria’s mature bust. Superb eye appeal for 
the certified grade, a must-have for collectors of the Indian Proof series. 
Starting Bid: $2,500 





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33214 British India. Victoria gold Proof Restrike 10 Rupees 1870-(c) PR63 NGC, Calcutta mint, KM479, S& W-4.16. Variety 
with no “CM,” more mature bust of Victoria, and reeded edge. Obv. Crowned bust of Queen Victoria left. Rev. Date and value in beaded 
circle surrounded by ornamental scrollwork. An appealing wheat-gold offering displaying characteristic sharpness of design for the 
type. Only a light scattering of contact in front of the Queen’s bust seems to establish the assigned grade, with the surfaces, on the whole, 
largely free of the typical light hairlines that regularly accompany even choice certification. 

Starting Bid: $3,000 


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IRAN 








Unrecorded Proof 10 Tomans 


33215 Qajar. Nasir al-Din Shah gold Proof 10 Toman AH 1297 
(1879/1880) PR63 NGC, Tehran mint, cf. KM945 (unlisted in Proof), 
Poole-596, Rabino-58, Kian-47 (RRRR). Plain edge. Simply a fantastic 
rarity of Qajar coinage. Fitting as the cap following a nearly continuous 
sequence of monetary reforms and crises since Nasir al-Din Shah’s acces- 
sion to the throne in AH 1264 (1848), this brilliant Choice Proof 10 To- 
mans represents the final weight standard adopted during his reign, based 
on the gold Toman of 45 grains. Due to the low gold-to-silver ratio in Iran 
in relation to world silver prices prevalent from 1850, silver had been in 
a continuous dearth in the country, flowing outwards to India, Turkey, 
and Russia. While the resulting difficulties in exchanging silver for gold, 
coupled with economic mismanagement of the provincial governors who 
would gladly profit from the debasement of the coinage, did cause the 
Shah to take action, the French system proposed and adopted in 1875 was 
quickly replaced by the return to an Iranian standard three years later. That 
the final arrangement reached in 1879 failed to resolve the problem 1s veri- 
fied by a Royal Mint report of 1900 recorded by Sweeny, which confirms 
that silver continued to pour out of Iran. 


Though the Qajar regime may not have known the frailty of their solu- 
tion, the fact the such a piece as the present specimen inaugurated the new 
coinage could hardly have been unintended—indeed, the offering appears 
virtually flawless in its presentation, from the Shah’s dress to the elegant, 
sweeping calligraphy of the reverse inscription. Entirely unpublished in 
this Proof format, it is not unlikely that pieces such as this were intended 
to serve as Proofs of Record, quite possibly for distinguished officials. 
We know of only a single other example recorded as “proof-like”, hailing 
from the Kian Collection, which further doubles as the plate coin in the 
Standard Catalog of World Coins. 


Ex. Leu Numismatik Auction 89 (October 2003, Lot 494) 
Starting Bid: $12,500 





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33216 Livorno. Cosimo III gold Doppia (Pezza d’oro della Rosa) 
1718 MS64 NGC, KM40, Fr-466, MIR-69/3. A fully Mint State offering 
representing a fleeting, three-year issue. Especially difficult in Mint State 
grades, the representative is only the second of the type that we have had the 
privilege to offer. Flashy golden luster and clear detailing create an impres- 
sion of a coin that may as well have been struck only a few years ago rather 
than over three hundred, yet there is no doubt that the piece represents one 
of the finer survivors of its age and issue. A rare opportunity to acquire such 
a quality specimen, very desirable when located in so fine a condition. 
Starting Bid: $6,000 


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33217 Milan. Philip Il of Spain gold Scudo d’Oro del Sole ND 
(1556-1598) MS63, Fr-718, MIR-304 (RR), Crippa-7 (R2). 3.27gm. 
PHILLIPVS ¢ REX ET C », crowned bust of Philip left, radiate sun above 
/ MEDIO - LANI « D ¢, crowned arms. A remarkable specimen, extremely 
fine in style to say the least, with a mildly oversized flan capturing even 
the full outer beaded border. A superior representative of the type, and an 
ideal target for the connoisseur sure to inspire spirited bidding. 

Starting Bid: $1,250 


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33218 Parma. Ferdinando di Borbone gold 4 Doppie 1796-S AU55 
NGC, KM-C20a, Fr-928, MIR-1060/4. 28.48g¢m. Of laudable quality 
for this late 18th century gold type, the whole of the surfaces retaining 
their free-flowing aurous brilliance. Both Ferdinand’s bust and the reverse 
shield motif are clearly contoured, thereby expressing a relatively high 
relief against the lower-lying regions. A quite collectible example of the 
type, and only the second representative that we have yet had the privilege 
to offer. 

Starting Bid: $4,000 





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33219 Venice. Franz I (ID of Austria gold Zecchino ND (1815-1835) 
MS62 NGC, KM781 (misdescribed as with legend FRANC II), CNI- 
VUlc.38, Ives-Plate VI, Bellesia-439 (R3). 3.49gm. A fascinating talisman 
of the change in the European political order following the Napoleonic 
wars, this short-lived type was produced during Franz I’s visit of the Ven- 
ice mint. Struck in two primary subvarieties, one using the king’s ordinal 
as FRANC II and one as FRANC I, the coin at hand represents the latter 
of these two, reflecting Franz’s adoption of the title ‘Hereditary Emperor 
of Austria’, following Napoleon’s assumption of the title of “Emperor of 
France’ and the effective dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire after his 
formation of the Confederation of the Rhine in 1806. Executed in the clas- 
sic style of the ducats and zecchinos of the late 18th century, the surfaces 
appear bright and original, a small degree of unevenness hardly obscuring 
plentiful die polish lines. 

Starting Bid: $4,000 


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33220 Vittorio Emanuele III Matte Specimen Prova 5 Lire 1914-R 
SP64 PCGS, Rome mint, KM-Pr22, Pag-220. An outstanding specimen 
with “PROVA” written above the quadriga in the upper reverse field. The 
offering benefits from a sound strike that leaves no minute detail unreal- 
ized, every feature expressed to full medallic precision against the sur- 
rounding elements. Steel-toned with clear surfaces and very little handling 
to speak of - an entirely covetable example of this scarce and widely- 
targeted Prova type. 

Starting Bid: $7,500 


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33221 Vittorio Emanuele III gold Matte Proof 100 Lire 1925-R 
PR65 NGC, Rome mint, KM66, Fr-32, Montenegro-17, Pag-645. Com- 
memorating the Silver Jubilee of the King’s reign, as well as the 10th an- 
niversary of Italy’s entrance into World War I. Scarce as a single-year type 
and yet more so in this elite gem tier of certification, the offering at hand 
exhibits sleek, nearly undisturbed surfaces with only the most absolutely 
trivial instances of contact limiting the assigned grade from even further 
heights. Among the finest certified by NGC, and highly collectible in this 
exceptional condition. 

Starting Bid: $7,500 





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33222 Estados Unidos gold 50 Pesos 1926 MS66 NGC, Mexico City mint, KM481, Fr-172. A top-tier example of the date, hailing from the widely 
collected series, and tied for the finest certified to date across both PCGS and NGC. Nearly pristine, with velveteen aurous brilliance enlivening the fields 
and freely cascading upon rotation. A rare opportunity for the discriminating series collector. 

Starting Bid: $3,500 


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NETHERLANDS 





Largest Gold Denomination of 
the Kingdom of Holland 


33223 Kingdom of Holland. Louis Napoleon gold 20 Gulden 1810- 
B MS62 NGC, Utrecht mint, KM34, Fr-320, Delm-1177. The first ex- 
ample of this Kingdom of Holland elite gold denomination that we have 
offered to date, featuring glowing golden brilliance that cascades freely 
upon rotation, enlivening the fields and confirming a preservation that is 
unquestionably Mint State. As the Napoleonic Kingdom of Holland only 
lasted a few years (1806-1810), gold types of the period remain quite 
scarce, and this rarity is seen to its greatest extent in the 20 Gulden pro- 
duced in 1808 and 1810, the largest gold denomination of this fleeting 
but eventful epoch in Dutch history. It is telling for the type that a mere 
seven examples are certified to date across both major grading services, 
with only a single specimen certified a point above the present offering, 
at MS63. In all respects, therefore, this nearly choice example, displaying 
clear features and exceptional luminosity, 1s impossible to overlook. 
Starting Bid: $20,000 





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Double-Weight Willem I 2-1/2 Gulden 


33224 Willem I Proof Piefort 2-1/2 Gulden 1840 PR62 NGC, 
Utrecht mint, KM-P14, Schulman-257a (RRR). 51.83gm. An extremely 
rare double-weight representative of this already large 2-1/2 Gulden de- 
nomination. Though deeply toned to interwoven hues of coffee and ma- 
hogany, examination under light reveals a high-gloss Proof finish to the 
surfaces that leaves no doubt as to the specimen’s special manufacture, a 
pullaway effect along the legends and central devices of the reverse re- 
vealing argent brilliance underneath this age-old patina. Though not vis- 
ible in the current holder placement, the edge of the piece reads GOD * 
ZIJ * MET * ONS *. A truly special offering of Dutch numismatics, one 
bound to draw significant collector attention. 

Starting Bid: $10,000 





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33225 Philip V gold Cob 8 Escudos 1712 L-M MS63 NGC, Lima 
mint, KM38.2, Cal-23. 26.97gm. From the 1715 Plate Fleet. A phenom- 
enal example of a quintessential “treasure” type, salvaged from the fa- 
mous Plate Fleet, which sank in a storm off the coast of Florida in 1715. 
The appearance is undeniably that of a sea-salvaged piece, with a pleasing 
satiny expression of luster resulting across the surfaces, the reverse fields 
just lightly granular in appearance and toned to a lovely tangerine hue. 
It appears that the assigned grade, impressively choice, is only limited 
by saltwater exposure, which seems rather more to be a defining feature 
of the offering than a limiting factor, and we find almost no discernible 
evidence of handling over the otherwise pristine fields and devices. 
Starting Bid: $6,000 


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33226 Ferdinand VI gold Cob 4 Escudos 1750 L-R MS65 NGC, 
Lima mint, KM-A47, Fr-13. 13.50gm. An astonishing representative of 
the type, struck in the final year of production of cob gold coins by the 
Lima mint. A lovely velveteen appearance and central sharpness com- 
bine to create an imposing aesthetic impression on the obverse. The re- 
verse, admirable in its own right, displays typical doubling with boldness 
to match the obverse, alongside glistening golden luster held within the 
smooth central regions. A laudable conditional survivor, and the absolute 
finest across both NGC and PCGS combined. 

Starting Bid: $2,500 





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33227 South Peru. Republic gold 8 Escudos 1838 CUZCO-MS AU58 NGC, Cuzco mint, KM171. A radiant selection conveying 


a very nearly Mint State quality. Sun-gold brilliance ignites across the surfaces, a soft amber tone gripping the devices and legends to 
accentuating effect. 


Starting Bid: $2,500 


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33228 Republic gold “Statue of General San Martin” Medal 1890 MS61 Prooflike NGC, 45mm. 74.39gm. By J.F.R. Whalen. 
Celebrating the cornerstone laying ceremony for the statue of South American liberator General San Martin in Lima on July 28, 1890. 
Uniformed bust of San Martin with J.R. initials on truncation / 13-line inscription listing the dignitaries who attended the ceremony, 
beginning with President Don Andrés A. Caceres. An incredibly rare commemorative in gold, with a survey of auction records over the 
last decade revealing just one other example having changed hands several times, which shares the same dies with the present speci- 
men. Known as the “Protector of Peru’, Jose de San Martin was an Argentine general who led the southern and central regions of South 


America in their war for independence from Spain, and helped to liberate Argentina, Chile, and Peru. 
Starting Bid: $2,500 


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33229 Danzig. Stephan Bathory gold Ducat 1586 MS61 PCGS, Fr- 
3, Gum-798, CNG-137.III, Parchimowicz/Brzezinski-178.cl. 3.53gm. ¢ 
STEPHANVS ¢ D: Ge REX « POL « D « PRVS »°, crowned and armored 
bust of Stephan right / MONE « NO « AVR « CIVI * GEDANENSIS ° 86 
+ (ring) +, lions flanking the arms of Danzig. A particularly challenging 
issue in this Mint State quality, minted on an almost perfectly round flan 
free of bends, serious flatness, or evidence of strain. An incredibly fine 
example of a late ducat of Stephan Bathory, and worthy of close bidder 
consideration. 

Starting Bid: $2,500 


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33230 Riga. Free City 18 Ferding (Taler) 1574 MS61 NGC, Dav- 
8459, Haljak-872 (R6). A superbly rare example of this fleeting and short- 
lived crown-sized coinage issued for Riga in its capacity as a Free City 
of the Holy Roman Empire between the collapse of the Livonian Order 
in 1561 and its absorption into the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth 
in 1581. One of only three dates the type was struck, the coin is likely 
amongst the finest surviving pieces, with the last example that appeared at 
auction bring over $16,000 in October of last year. 

Starting Bid: $3,000 


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33231 Stanislaus Augustus gold “Coronation” Medal 1764 AU50, London mint, Raczynski-487, HCz-5321 (R5). 33mm. 20.22gm. 
By Thomas Pingo. Mintage: 300. Of immense rarity, and the only coronation type produced for the reign of Stanislaus Augustus, this gold 
medal is one of only two that have appeared at auction in recent years according to our research, the other heavily damaged both in the 
fields and along the rims. While admitting a scattering of light contact marks in the fields, the piece on the whole is unbent and free of signs 
of edge filing or mount removals. Almost never found outside of Poland, and of incredible desirability as such. 


Ex. Heritage Auction 3051 (January 2017, Lot 3051); Dr. Lawrence A. Adams Collection; RARCOA (March 1986, Lot 101) 
Starting Bid: $4,000 


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33232 Joseph I gold “Monument” Medal 1775 MS62 NGC, cf. Wurzbach-4150 (silver), cf. Wellenheim-32 (same). 46mm. 53.70gm. By J. Gaspar. 
A fascinating commemorative medal produced on the erection of the Joseph I monument in Lisbon following the reconstruction of the city after the Great 
Lisbon Earthquake in 1755. The obverse displays the equestrian monument in fine detail, with the reverse depicting an allegorical scene of the personified 
city goddess guiding Lisbon to renewed growth and prosperity. Very rare, and the first of its type that we have seen or offered. 

Starting Bid: $7,500 


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ROMANIA 








33233 Ferdinand I gold 100 Lei 1922 (1928/1929) MS62 NGC, Lon- 
don mint, KM-XM4, Fr-9, Stamb-085. Struck posthumously in 1928 and 
1929 to celebrate the king’s 5th anniversary of reign in 1927. Defined 
by an appealing, blooming golden luster that illuminates the fields, cart- 
wheeling gently upon rotation. Only faint instances of handling establish 
the grade, rendering the present selection highly gratifying and engaging 
to behold. 

Starting Bid: $2,000 


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Mintage: 348. Struck in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Carol II’s 
reign. A fully Mint State representative that glistens with rich golden lus- 
ter, admitting only faint instances of contact throughout admirably fresh 
surfaces. Very scarce, and a rare opportunity to acquire an example of this 
fleeting commemorative type. 

Starting Bid: $3,000 


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RUSSIA 





RUSSIA 








33235 Ivan III (Ivan VI Antonovich) Poltina (1/2 Rouble) 1741-CIIb AU58 NGC, St. Petersburg mint, KM206.2, Bit-42 (R1), Diakov-7, Petrov-20 
Rub. Obv. Laureate bust right. Rev. Crowned double-headed Imperial eagle with date and value. An extremely rare one-year type produced to an original 
mintage of 60,000, with only a fraction of these surviving to the present, particularly in so choice condition as that demonstrated by the present piece, 
one of the absolute finest that we have offered to date. Dressed in a soft and uniform cabinet tone that darkens to accenting effect against the legends and 
central devices. A unique bidding opportunity, and one made yet more enticing by a prominent and important pedigree. 

Ex. Hesselgesser Collection 

Starting Bid: $4,500 


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Extremely Rare Medallic 10 Roubles 


33236 Nicholas I gold Proof “Coronation” Medallic 10 Roubles 
PR61 Cameo NGC, KM-Unl., Fr-152, Bit-M883, Diakov-533.1, Sev- 
425.27.5mm. 16.5gm. Plain edge. By H. Gube. An exceedingly rare type, 
and the first of its kind that we have seen to date, this medallic 10 Rouble 
issue was struck to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Nicholas I of 
Russia’s reign. The obverse features the conjoined busts of the Czar and 
Czarina, the reverse displaying the Russian crown and Nicholas’s mono- 
gram within an ornate wreath. Impressively detailed throughout, with ad- 
mirable golden frost residing over precisely engraved and sharply struck 
features to lend a clear cameo effect. A very rare and perhaps unique op- 
portunity for our bidders to acquire an example of this elusive issue. 
Starting Bid: $45,000 


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33237 Republic gold “Veld” Pond 1902 MS64 NGC, Pilgrims Rest 
mint, KM11, Fr-4, Hern-Z54. Struck during the Second Boer War by Boer 
forces on the run from the British, set up in the veld (long grass) of Pil- 
grims Rest in northeastern Transvaal, this sensational example expresses 
a level of preservation that is only rarely seen for this already very scarce 
issue, combining this feature with a family pedigree that is intimately con- 
nected to the events surrounding the striking of this very coin. 


The consignor’s great grandfather served as an engineer on the mines in 
Pilgrims Rest prior to the Second Boer War (1899-1902). As an English- 
man working deeply within Boer territory he was forced to flee upon the 
outbreak of the war, seeking refuge in Mozambique with his wife and son. 
During his escape he traveled through the brush on horseback with his 
family, including through what is now Kruger National Park, concealing 
his money in milk tins that were supposedly for the baby. Having survived 
the war he returned to Pilgrims Rest in 1902, where he stayed as a resident 
engineer until 1908. It was during this period that he acquired the present 
example only a short time after it was struck, still within living and recent 
memory of the devastation and destruction which the war had brought. 


This very nearly gem example has clearly been lovingly cared for since its 
production, held within the same family for over 100 years and through 
four successive generations. Lustrous and brilliant, the surfaces show fine 
traces of die polish that gently grip the obverse “ZAR” inscription, not a 
single stray mark of importance to detract from the superior visual appeal 
displayed across both the obverse and reverse faces. It 1s with both honor 
and great enjoyment that we present this important artifact of the period, 
closely linked to both South African history and one family’s part therein. 
Starting Bid: $10,000 





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33238 George V 10-Piece Certified silver & bronze Proof Set 1923 NGC, 


1) Farthing - PR64 Brown, KM12.1 6) Shilling - PR60, KM17.1 

2) 1/2 Penny - PR64 Brown, KM13.1 7) Florin - PR61, KM18 

3) Penny - PR63 Brown, KM14.1 8) 2-1/2 Shillings - PR61, KM19.1 
4) 3 Pence - PR64, KMI5A 9) 1/2 Sovereign - PR63, KM20 
5) 6 Pence - PR62, KM16A 10) Sovereign - PR64, KM21 


KM-PS1. Mintage: 655 sets. A fully Mint State set comprised of all copper, silver, and gold denominations. Scarce and highly collectible as 
a complete grouping of types. (Total: 10 coins) 
Starting Bid: $3,000 


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33239 George V 8-Piece Certified silver & bronze Proof Set 1931 NGC, 


1) Farthing (1/4 Penny) - PR65 Brown, KM12.3 5) 6 Pence - PR65+, KM16.2 

2) 1/2 Penny - PR65 Brown, KM13.3 6) Shilling - PR66, KM17.3 

3) Penny - PR64 Brown, KM 14.3 7) 2 Shillings (Florin) - PR65, KM22 
4) 3 Pence - PR64, KM15.2 8) 2-1/2 Shillings - PR65, KM19.3 


KM-PS6. Mintage: 62 Sets. A laudable Proof set which includes every issue from the Farthing through the 2-1/2 Shillings, all preserved 
either near or at the gem level. The bronze issues display a consistent chocolate-brown tone, while the silver specimens sparkle alluringly 
underneath a thin veil of silver patina, the binding characteristic of the overall set one of superior sharpness and striking quality. Given the 
very low mintage of only 62 sets, the offering represents a scarce opportunity for the discerning collector of South African Proofs, who 
will undoubtedly recognize both the quality and rarity embodied by the coins in this impressive assemblage. (Total: 8 coins) 

Reserve: $15,000 


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33240 George V Proof 1/4 Penny 1933 PR64 Brown NGC, KM12.3, 
Hern-S13. Mintage: 20. One of the most hallowed rarities of the Union of 
South Africa, the 1933 Proof farthing very much stands in a league all its 
own. Belonging to the lowest mintage Proof set produced during George 
V’s reign, of which Hern knew of only 5 complete examples, this farthing 
likely represents the single most difficult denomination of the entire set; 
unlike surrounding years that frequently saw reasonably large numbers of 
business strikes produced and correspondingly low numbers of Proofs, 
the Mint reports only 31-76 business strikes of the 1933 against a Proof 
mintage of perhaps as few as 20. To-date, only 6 such Proofs have been 
certified at NGC, with none at PCGS, of which the present piece is tied for 
the second finest graded. What is more, recent auction records report not 
a single example becoming available in well over a decade—the last ex- 
ample we handled coming as part of the complete 1933 Proof set in 2007. 
Certainly one of the few opportunities collectors of the series will have to 
acquire such a coin. 

Ex. Bakewell Collection 

Reserve: $16,000 


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33241 George V Proof 3 Pence 1933 PR64 NGC, KM15.2, Hern- 
S132. Mintage: 20. An extremely rare Proof issue with a total mintage of a 
mere 20 examples recorded in the Standard Catalog of World Coins. The 
offering represents the first that we have presented in this exclusive and 
rare format, a fact that is perhaps not surprising given its undeniable rarity. 
Shimmering, flashy fields, sharp detail, and raised, flat rims confirm the 
special nature of the strike, with an intermingled silver and earthen copper 
patina yielding admirable visual appeal. 

Reserve: $5,000 


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33242 George V Proof 2-1/2 Shillings 1933 PR64 NGC, KM19.3, 
Hern-S284. Mintage: 20. A stunning near-gem, and one that can quite eas- 
ily be said to stand on the very precipice of a finer grade, clearly press- 
ing the upper bounds of its assigned designation. Astonishingly clear and 
blemish-free, the surfaces do not display the least evidence of post-mint 
wiping or handling, disclosing only minor remnants of die rust and swirl- 
ing die polish lines. One of just 5 Proofs currently certified by NGC with 
none yet awarded Ultra Cameo status, our research indicates an utter pau- 
city of Proof strikings of this date coming to auction in recent years. 


Ex. Bakewell Collection 
Starting Bid: $1,500 





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33243 Castile & Leon. Pedro I, the Cruel (1350-1369) gold Dobla of 
35 Maravedis ND (1350-1366) MS65 NGC, Seville mint, Fr-108, MEC 
VI-532, Cay-1282. 4.54gm. +PETRVS: DEI: GRACIA: REX: LEGIOnIS 
(rosette), lion rampant left within tressure / +PETRVS: DEI: GRACIA: 
REX: CASTELIE, castle fagade with S below, all within tressure. Abso- 
lutely mesmerizing and a fitting ode to the peak of gothic style in medieval 
European coinage, even the least details captured with the utmost preci- 
sion, the flan itself remaining entirely round, unclipped, and unbent. 
Starting Bid: $2,500 


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crowned royal shield over nimbate eagle. A remarkable example of this 
very rare type with well-struck facing portraits of the King and Queen and 
exceptional eye appeal. The surfaces are lightly toned and quite attractive. 
A minute mark at 12 o’clock on the obverse is noted for accuracy, though 


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33245 Ferdinand VII gold 320 Reales 1822 M-SR MS62 Prooflike NGC, Madrid mint, KM566, Onza-1243. De Vellon coinage. A 
scarce gold type that further proves conditionally challenging in better states of preservation such as that exhibited by the present selection. 
Exceedingly lustrous and alluring in hand, with bright watery luster that careens over the surfaces with ease. Consistently sharp detail only 
further improves the visual presentation, not a single noticeable area of weakness expressed in the strike. 

Starting Bid: $6,000 


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33246 Basel. City 2 Taler ND (c. 1640) MS63 NGC, KM-A95, Dav-1740, HMZ-2-77a. A superlative example of this short-lived double taler that 
proves incredibly elusive in Mint State, only 5 pieces in the NGC census awarded that distinction. The Redwood example we offered in 2016 ranked 5 
points lower and the Moretti collection did not contain a representative at all. Additionally lightly colored in rainbow hues and strikingly fresh, it is sure 
to be a target of fierce bidding. 

Starting Bid: $2,500 


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33247 Basel. City 2 Taler ND (c. 1670) MS63 PCGS, Basel mint, 
KM71 (erroneously dated 1737), Dav-1741. Of standout quality for the 
issue, the open expanses carrying free-flowing argent luster enhanced by a 
veil of orange-blossom tinged olive tone. The reverse, equally impressive 
in its own right, expresses a variegated pattern of toning with a consistent 
and alluring scattering of underlying silver brightness. Commendable for 
the type in every respect. 

Starting Bid: $3,000 


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33248 Basel. City 2 Taler 1741 MS62 PCGS, Basel mint, KM150, 
Dav-1749, HMZ-2-98d, Divo-739. A gratifying Mint State offering of this 
double-denomination City View type carrying charcoal and salt-gray tone 
over gently shimmering fields. Appealing to behold and worthy of close 
inspection and attention. 

Starting Bid: $2,500 


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33250 Helvetic Republic gold 16 Franken 1800-B MS64 PCGS, 

Bern mint, KM-A12, Fr-282, HMZ-2-1184a. Struck as a one-year type 
) : during the period of French intervention which supported the creation of 

33249 Basel. City gold Medal of 8 Ducats 1770 MS63 PCGS, Fr- the relatively short-lived Helvetic Republic. Utterly sharp in every facet of 

87a, SM-1075. 33mm. 26.93gm. By J.J. Handmann. Luminous across the the design, down to the most minute feature, with ample golden reflectiv- 

entirety of the planchet with pleasing sun-gold luster expressed at every ity conferring a wonderful eye appeal for the issue. 

turn, only the most insignificant hairlines present to establish the assigned Starting Bid: $3,000 

choice grade. A clear and artistic homage to the city and canton of Basel, 

this commendable medal combines characteristic 18th century engraving 

style with admirable conditional preservation. 

Starting Bid: $4,000 


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33251 Cantonal 26-Piece Certified “Shooting Festival” Denominated and Non-Denominated Set 1842-1898 PCGS, 
1) Graubunden. Canton 4 Franken 1842 - MS63, Richter-836a 

2) Basel. Canton Medal 1844 - UNC Details (Tooled), Richter-87b 

3) Glarus. Canton 40 Batzen 1847 - MS62, Richter-803a 

4) Aargau. Confederation Specimen Medal 1849 - SP64, Richter-1b 

5) Geneva. Confederation Specimen Medal 1851 - SP63, Richter-572b 

6) Lucerne. Confederation Specimen Medal 1853 - SP63, Richter-864a 

7) Solothurn. Confederation Medal 1855 - UNC Details (Cleaned), Richter-1117a 
8) Bern. Confederation 5 Francs 1857 - MS64, Richter-181la 

9) Zurich. Confederation 5 Francs 1859 - MS65, Richter-1723 

10) Nidwalden. Confederation 5 Francs 1861 - MS64, Richter-1022a 

11) La Chaux-De-Fonds. Confederation 5 Francs 1863 - MS62, Richter-944a 

12) Schaffhausen. Confederation 5 Francs 1865 - MS65, Richter-1054 

13) Schwyz. Confederation 5 Francs 1867 - MS63, Richter-1070 

14) Zug. Confederation 5 Francs 1869 - MS61, Richter-1671b 

15) Zurich. Confederation 5 Francs 1872 - MS62, Richter-1731 

16) St. Gallen. Confederation 5 Francs 1874 - MS65, Richter-1156a 

17) Lausanne. Confederation 5 Francs 1876 - MS64, Richter-1560 

18) Basel. Confederation 5 Francs 1879 - MS64, Richter-92a 

19) Fribourg. Confederation 5 Francs 1881 - MS64, Richter-403 

20) Lugano. Confederation 5 Francs 1883 - MS64, Richter-1373 

21) Bern. Confederation 5 Francs 1885 - MS65, Richter-193 

22) Geneva. Confederation Specimen Medal 1887 - SP63, Richter-628b 

23) Thurgau. Confederation Specimen Medal 1890 - SP64, Richter-1250b 

24) Glarus. Confederation Specimen Medal 1892 - SP64, Richter-808b 

25) Winterthur. Confederation Matte Specimen Medal 1895 - SP64, Richter-1756b 
26) Neuchatel. Confederation Matte Specimen Medal 1898 - SP64, Richter-870c 


A remarkable assemblage of shooting festival types spanning the dates 1842 through 1898 and encompassing both pre-confederation and post-confeder- 
ation types. All have been certified by PCGS and many express varying degrees of surface tone. A unique opportunity to acquire such a diverse set. Sold 
with a decades-old large-scale presentation case with an impressive velvet interior and gold inscription, which, though coming apart at the seams and 
missing a hinge, adds a sense of history and completeness to this impressive lot. (Total: 26 coins) 

Reserve: $14,000 


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33252 Arab Republic 6-Piece Certified gold & silver “Azzubairi Memorial” Proof Set Ultra Cameo NGC, 
1) Riyal - PR65, KM1 

2) 2 Riyals - PR66, KM4 

3) gold 5 Riyals - PR66, KM-Unl. (prev. KM6), Fr-16 

4) gold 10 Riyals - PR65, KM7 

5) gold 20 Riyals - PR64, KM9 

6) gold 50 Riyals - PR65, KM11la 


cf. KM-PS1 (7-coin set). A complete 6-coin set that is apparently unlisted in the Standard Catalog of World Coins, which only lists the 7-piece set also 
including the 30 Riyals. Sold with mint certificate listing all 6 issues included (COA #0773) and the original case of issue. (Total: 6 coins) 
Starting Bid: $2,500 


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THE WORLD'S LARGEST 
NUMISMATIC AUCTIONEER 





Terms and Conditions of Auction 


Auctioneer and Auction: 


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This Auction is presented by Heritage Auctions, a d/b/a/ of Heritage Auctioneers & Galleries, Inc., Heritage 
Auctions, Inc., Heritage Collectibles, Inc., Heritage Luxury Property Auctions, Inc., Heritage Numismatic 
Auctions, Inc., Heritage Vintage Sports Auctions, Inc., Currency Auctions of America, Inc., Heritage Auctions 
(HK) Limited, or Heritage Auctions - Europe Cooperatief U.A. as identified with the applicable licensing 
information on the title page of the catalog or on the HA.com Internet site (the “Auctioneer”). The Auction is 
conducted under these Terms and Conditions of Auction and applicable state and local law. Announcements 
and corrections from the podium and those made through the Terms and Conditions of Auctions appearing 
on the Internet at HA.com supersede those in the printed catalog. 


Buyer’s Premium: 


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All bids are subject to a Buyer’s Premium which is in addition to the placed successful bid: 

For Domain Names & Intellectual Property Auction lots the Buyer’s Premium is fifteen percent (15%) subject 
toa minimum of $19 per lot; 

For US Animation Art, Comic, Currency, Movie Posters, Sports Collectibles, US Coin, and World & Ancient 
Coin Auction lots the Buyer’s Premium is twenty percent (20%) subject to a minimum of $19 per lot, except 
for Sports Collectibles lots which are subject to a minimum of $14 per lot; 

For Wine Auction lots the Buyer’s Premium is twenty-three percent (23%) subject to a minimum of $19 per 
lot; 

For European Comic Art Auction lots, the Buyer’s Premium is twenty-five percent (25%) subject to a 
minimum of $19 per lot; 

For lots in all other categories not listed above, the Buyer’s Premium per lot is twenty-five percent (25%) on 
the first $300,000 subject to a minimum of $49 per lot, plus twenty percent (20%) of any amount between 
$300,000 and $3,000,000, plus twelve point five percent (12.5%) of any amount over $3,000,000. 


Auction Venues: 


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Heritage Weekly Internet Auctions (Coin, Currency, Comics, Jewelry, and Vintage Movie Posters); Heritage 
Monthly Internet Auctions (Sports, World Coins, and Rare Wine) are conducted solely on the Internet. 
Signature® Auctions accept bids from the Internet, telephone, fax, or mail first, followed by a floor bidding 
session; HeritageLive! and real-time telephone bidding are available to registered clients during these 
auctions. 


Bidders: 


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Any person participating or registering for the Auction agrees to be bound by and accepts these Terms and 
Conditions of Auction (“Bidder(s)”). 

All Bidders must meet Auctioneer’s qualifications to bid. Any Bidder who is not a client in good standing of 
the Auctioneer may be disqualified at Auctioneer’s sole option and will not be awarded lots. Such 
determination may be made by Auctioneer in its sole and unlimited discretion, at any time prior to, during, 
or even after the close of the Auction. Auctioneer reserves the right to exclude any person from the auction. 
Ifan entity places a bid, then the person executing the bid on behalf of the entity agrees to personally guarantee 
payment for any successful bid. 


Credit: 


7. 


In order to place bids, Bidders who have not established credit with the Auctioneer must either furnish 
satisfactory credit information (including two collectibles-related business references) or supply valid credit 
card information along with a social security number, well in advance of the Auction. Internet bids will only 
be accepted from pre-registered Bidders. Bidders who are not members of HA.com or affiliates should 
preregister at least 48 hours before the start of the first session (exclusive of holidays or weekends) to allow 
adequate time to contact references. Credit will be granted at the discretion of Auctioneer. Auctioneer may, in 
its sole discretion, require a deposit in good funds of twenty-five percent (25%) of the amount of each bid prior 
to acceptance of the bid. Additionally Bidders who have not previously established credit or who wish to bid 
in excess of their established credit history may be required to provide their social security so a credit check 
may be performed prior to Auctioneer’s acceptance of a bid. Settlement via check and immediate delivery of 
merchandise may also be determined by pre-approval of credit based on a combination of: HA.com history, 
related industry references, bank verification, a credit bureau report and/or a personal guarantee for a 
corporate or partnership entity in advance of the auction. 


Bidding Options: 


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Bids in Signature® Auctions may be placed as set forth in the printed catalog section entitled “Choose your 
bidding method.” For auctions held solely on the Internet, see the alternatives on HA.com. Review at 
http://www.ha.com/c/ref/web-tips.zx#biddingTutorial. 
Presentment of Bids: Non-Internet bids (including but not limited to podium, fax, phone and mail bids) and 
floor bids must be on-increment or at a half increment (“Cut Bid”). Any podium, fax, phone, or mail bids that 
do not conform to a full or half increment will be rounded up or down to the nearest full or half increment 
and this revised amount will be considered your high bid. 
Auctioneer’s Execution of Certain Bids. Auctioneer cannot be responsible for your errors in bidding or entry 
of bids. When identical mail or fax bids are submitted, preference is given to the first received. To ensure the 
greatest accuracy, written bids should be entered on the standard printed bid sheet and received by Auctioneer 
at least two business days prior to Auction start. Auctioneer is not responsible for executing mail bids or fax 
bids received on or after the day the first lot is sold, nor Internet bids submitted after the published closing 
time; nor is Auctioneer responsible for proper execution of bids submitted by telephone, mail, fax, email, 
Internet, or in person once Auction begins. Bids placed electronically via the internet may not be withdrawn 
until your written request is received and acknowledged by Auctioneer (FAX: 214-409-1425); such requests 
must state the reason, and may constitute grounds for withdrawal of bidding privileges. Lots won by mail 
Bidders will not be delivered at the Auction unless prearranged. 
Bid Increments. Bid increments (over the current bid level) determine the lowest amount you may bid on a 
particular lot. Bids greater than one increment over the current bid can be any whole dollar amount. It is 
possible under several circumstances for winning bids to be between increments, sometimes only $1 above 
the previous increment. Please see: “How can I lose by less than an increment?” on our website. Bids will be 
accepted in whole dollar amounts only. No “buy” or “unlimited” bids will be accepted. 
Current bidding increments during any live auction session or components thereof (e.g. mail/fax bids and 
LiveProxy bidding) (see HA.com/c/ref/web-tips.zx#guidelines-increments) are: 
Current Bid... esesseeseeees Bid Increment Current Bid sesiscscsinasaiseaemiens Bid Increment 
SIO 000 = S19 099 oo ccccuccvvescrcterscvecussedenasete $1,000 
$20;000 = $49,999... ..csssssiesecersnnsesvsesesavevensas $2,000 
$350; 000 $99,990. ccssacdaesnetNasinesrriiaens $5,000 
3100,000:-$199,999 os: cures eiceei ace $10,000 
$200,000 - $499,999 oc eseeseeseeseereeneeees $20,000 
$500;000 = 39992999 5 vccsdsisseterveratiniersere $25,000 
$1,000,000 - $1,999,999... sesseeseeseeees $50,000 
S200! 5 BAO 99 sce. ccsreactuarethecteysrmeuranianaene $200 $2,000,000 - $9,999,999... esessecseeee $100,000 
$5000. 992999 sc issesnsseresanccenencraentaten $500 S= $10,000,000. s:niccwessesesersveseineensseseveess $200,000 
Note: Half-increment bidding is available prior to the live auction session. 
If Auctioneer calls for a full increment, Bidder may request Auctioneer to accept a Cut Bid only once per lot. 
After offering a Cut Bid, Bidder may continue to bid on lot only at full increments. Off-increment bids may be 
accepted by the Auctioneer at Signature® Auctions. Bids solicited by Auctioneer at other than the expected 
increment will not be considered Cut Bids. 


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SL OOO = F159 99 rc ccssssosgessvncesvanivcendianqvesnnie $100 


Conducting the Auction: 


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Notice of the consignor’s liberty to place bids on his lots in the Auction is hereby made in accordance with 
Article 2 of the Texas Business and Commercial Code. A “Minimum Bid” is an amount below which the lot 
will not sell. THE CONSIGNOR OF PROPERTY MAY PLACE WRITTEN “Minimum Bids” ON HIS LOTS IN 
ADVANCE OF THE AUCTION; ON SUCH LOTS, IF THE HAMMER PRICE DOES NOT MEET THE 


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“Minimum Bid”, THE CONSIGNOR MAY PAY A REDUCED COMMISSION ON THOSE LOTS. “Minimum 
Bids” are generally posted online several days prior to the Auction closing. Any successful bid placed by a 
consignor on his property on the Auction floor, by any means during the live session, or after the “Minimum 
Bid” for an Auction have been posted, will require the consignor to pay full Buyer’s Premium and Seller’s 
Commissions on such lot. Auctioneer or its affiliates expressly reserve the right to modify any such bids at any 
time prior to the hammer based upon data made known to the Auctioneer or its affiliates. 

The highest qualified Bidder recognized by the Auctioneer shall be the Buyer. In the event of a tie bid, the 
earliest bid received or recognized wins. In the event of any dispute between any Bidders at an Auction, 
Auctioneer may at his sole discretion reoffer the lot. Auctioneer’s decision and declaration of the winning 
Bidder shall be final and binding upon all Bidders. Bids properly offered, whether by floor Bidder or other 
means of bidding, may on occasion be missed or go unrecognized; in such cases, the Auctioneer may declare 
the recognized bid accepted as the winning bid, regardless of whether a competing bid may have been higher. 
Auctioneer reserves the right after the hammer fall to accept bids and reopen bidding for bids placed through 
the Internet or otherwise. Regardless of placed bids, Auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw any lot, or any 
part of a lot, from Auction at any time prior to the opening of any such lot by the auctioneer (crier), or in the 
case of Internet-only auctions when the bid opens for either live Internet bidding or the beginning of any 
extended period. 

Auctioneer reserves the right to refuse to honor any bid or to limit the amount of any bid, in its sole discretion. 
A bid is considered not made in “Good Faith” when made by an insolvent or irresponsible person, a person 
under the age of eighteen, or is not supported by satisfactory credit, references, or otherwise. Regardless of the 
disclosure of his identity, any bid by a consignor or his agent on a lot consigned by him is deemed to be made 
in “Good Faith.” Any person apparently appearing on the OFAC list is not eligible to bid. 

Nominal Bids. The Auctioneer in its sole discretion may reject nominal bids, small opening bids, or very 
nominal advances. 

Lots bearing bidding estimates shall open at Auctioneer’s discretion (generally 40%-60% of the low estimate). 
In the event that no bid meets or exceeds that opening amount, the lot shall pass as unsold or the Auctioneer 
may place a protective bid on behalf of the consignor. 

All items are to be purchased per lot as numerically indicated and no lots will be broken. 

Auctioneer reserves the right to rescind the sale in the event of nonpayment, breach of a warranty, disputed 
ownership, auctioneer’s clerical error or omission in exercising bids and reserves, or for any other reason and 
in Auctioneer’s sole discretion. 

Auctioneer occasionally experiences Internet and/or Server service outages, and Auctioneer periodically 
schedules system downtime for maintenance and other purposes, during which Bidders cannot participate or 
place bids. If such outages occur, bidding may be extended at Auctioneer’s discretion. Bidders unable to place 
their bids through the Internet are directed to contact Client Services at 877-HERITAGE (437-4824). 

The Auctioneer, its affiliates, or their employees consign items to be sold in the Auction, and may bid on those 
lots or any other lots. 

The Auctioneer may extend advances, guarantees, or loans to certain consignors. 

The Auctioneer has the right to sell certain unsold items after the close of the Auction. Such lots shall be 
considered sold during the Auction and all these Terms and Conditions shall apply to such sales including but 
not limited to the Buyer’s Premium, return rights, and disclaimers. 


Payment: 


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All sales are strictly for cash in United States dollars (including U.S. currency, bank wire, cashier checks, 
travelers checks, eChecks, and bank money orders, and are subject to all reporting requirements). All 
deliveries are subject to good funds; funds being received in Auctioneer’s account before delivery of the 
merchandise; and all payments are subject to a clearing period. Auctioneer reserves the right to determine if 
a check constitutes “good funds”: checks drawn on a U.S. bank are subject to a ten business day hold, thirty 
days when drawn on an international bank. Clients with pre-arranged credit may receive immediate credit 
for payments via eCheck, personal, or corporate checks. All others will be subject to a hold of 5 business days, 
or more, for the funds to clear prior to releasing merchandise. (Ref. T&C item 7 Credit for additional 
information.) Payments can be made 24-48 hours post auction from the My Orders page of the HA.com 
website. Payment via credit card (Visa, Mastercard, and Discover) will be accepted upon 
prior approval by Auctioneer. All payments by credit card will incur a surcharge of 2.5%. 
Payment by eCheck, wire transfer, or check will not incur a surcharge. This fee only 


applies to credit transactions, and does not exceed Auctioneer’s cost of processing. 
Payment is due upon closing of the Auction session, or upon presentment of an invoice. Auctioneer reserves 
the right to void an invoice if payment in full is not received within 7 days after Auction close. In cases of 
nonpayment, Auctioneer’s election to void a sale does not relieve the Bidder from their obligation to pay 
Auctioneer its fees (seller’s and buyer’s premium) on the lot and any other damages pertaining to the lot or 
Auctioneer. Alternatively, Auctioneer at its sole option, may charge a twenty (20%) fee based on the amount 
of the purchase. In either case the Auctioneer may offset amount of its claim against any monies owing to the 
Bidder or secure its claim against any of the Bidder’s properties held by the Auctioneer. 

Purchased lots may be subject to taxes or fees imposed by various foreign taxing agencies. Buyer is responsible 
for paying all foreign imposed taxes whether VAT, GST, etc. prior to delivery unless other arrangements are 
made in writing. Lots delivered to Buyer, or Buyer’s representative are subject to all applicable state and local 
taxes, unless appropriate permits are on file with Auctioneer. Should state sales tax become applicable in the 
state for delivery prior to delivery of the property on the invoice, Buyer agrees to pay all applicable state sales 
tax as required by the delivery state as of the shipping date. Buyer agrees to pay Auctioneer the actual amount 
of tax due in the event that sales tax is not properly collected due to: 1) an expired, inaccurate, or inappropriate 
tax certificate or declaration, 2) an incorrect interpretation of the applicable statute, 3) or any other reason. 
The appropriate form or certificate must be on file at and verified by Auctioneer five days prior to Auction, or 
tax must be paid; only if such form or certificate is received by Auctioneer within 4 days after Auction can a 
refund of tax paid be made. Lots from different Auctions may not be aggregated for sales tax purposes. 

In the event that Buyer’s payment is dishonored upon presentment(s), Buyer shall pay the maximum statutory 
processing fee set by applicable state law. If Buyer attempts to pay via eCheck and Buyer’s financial institution 
denies this bank account, or the payment cannot be completed using the selected funding source, Buyer agrees 
to complete payment using your credit card on file (subject to the surcharge detailed in paragraph 24). 

If any Auction invoice submitted by Auctioneer is not paid in full when due, the unpaid balance will bear 
interest at the highest rate permitted by law from the date of invoice until paid. Any invoice not paid when 
due will bear a three percent (3%) late fee on the invoice amount. If the Auctioneer refers any invoice to an 
attorney for collection, Buyer agrees to pay attorney’s fees, court costs, and other collection costs incurred by 
Auctioneer. If Auctioneer assigns collection to its in-house legal staff, such attorney’s time expended on the 
matter shall be compensated at a rate comparable to the hourly rate of independent attorneys. 

In the event Buyer fails to pay any amounts due, Auctioneer reserves the right to sell the lot(s) securing the 
invoice to any underbidders in the Auction that the lot(s) appeared, or at subsequent private or public sale, or 
relist the lot(s) in a future auction conducted by Auctioneer. A defaulting Buyer agrees to pay for the 
reasonable costs of resale (including a 15% seller’s commission, if consigned to an auction conducted by 
Auctioneer). The defaulting Buyer is liable to pay any difference between his total original invoice for the 
lot(s), plus any applicable interest, and the net proceeds for the lot(s) if sold at private sale or the subsequent 
hammer price of the lot(s) less the 15% seller’s commissions, if sold at an Auctioneer’s auction. 

Title shall not pass to Buyer until all invoices are paid in full. Auctioneer shall have a lien against the 
merchandise purchased by Buyer to secure payment of any and all outstanding Auction invoices. Auctioneer 
is further granted a lien and the right to retain possession of any other property of Buyer then held by 
Auctioneer or its affiliates to secure payment of any Auction invoice or any other amounts due Auctioneer or 
affiliates from Buyer. With respect to these lien rights, Auctioneer shall have all the rights of a secured creditor 
under Article 9 of the Texas Uniform Commercial Code, including but not limited to the right of sale 
(including a 15% seller’s commission, if consigned to an auction conducted by Auctioneer). Any Heritage 


foreclosure auction venue, whether or not the same venue as when the debt was incurred (e.g. Signature, 

Internet, or weekly), is deemed a reasonably commercial sale. In addition, with respect to payment of the 

Auction invoice(s), Buyer waives any and all rights of offset he might otherwise have against Auctioneer and 

the consignor of the merchandise included on the invoice. If Buyer owes Auctioneer or its affiliates on any 

account, Auctioneer and its affiliates shall have the right to offset such unpaid account by any credit balance 
due Buyer, and it may secure by possessory lien any unpaid amount by any of the Buyer’s property in their 
possession. 

Delivery; Shipping; and Handling Charges: 

31. Buyer is liable for all shipping, handling, registration, and renewal fees, if any. Please refer to Auctioneer’s 
website HA.com/c/shipping.zx for the latest charges or call Auctioneer. Auctioneer is unable to combine 
purchases from other auctions or affiliates into one package for shipping purposes. Merchandise will be 
shipped in a commercially reasonable time after payment in good funds for the merchandise and the shipping 
fees is received or credit extended, except when third-party shipment occurs. Buyer on lots designated for 
third-party shipment must designate the common carrier, accept risk of loss, and prepay shipping costs. Buyer 
agrees that Service and Handling charges related to shipping items which are not pre-paid may be charged to 
the credit card on file with Auctioneer (subject to the surcharge detailed in paragraph 24). 

32. Successful international Bidders shall provide written shipping instructions, including specified customs 
declarations, to Auctioneer for any lots to be delivered outside of the United States. NOTE: Declaration value 
shall be the item’(s) hammer price together with its buyer’s premium and Auctioneer shall use the correct 
harmonized code for the lot. 

33. On all shipments in which Auctioneer charges the Delivery, Handling, and Transit Fee infra, any risk of loss 
during shipment will be borne by Auctioneer until the common carrier’s confirmation of delivery to the 
address of record in Auctioneer’s file, this is the “Secure Location”. A common carrier’s confirmation is 
conclusive to prove delivery to Buyer; if the client has a Signature release on file with the carrier, the package 
is considered delivered without Signature. Auctioneer shall arrange, select, and engage common carriers and 
other transportation vendors on your behalf. Transit services are subject to the following terms and 
conditions: 

a. Scope of Transit Services: Merchandise for transit will be insured under one or more insurance policies 
issued by an authorized broker to Auctioneer. The merchandise will be insured for the invoice price of the 
properties (hammer price plus Buyer’s Premium) (“Insured Value”). For each shipment, Buyer will 
provide a Secure Location to which the items will be delivered. NOTICE: Auctioneer is neither an 
insurance company nor a common carrier of any type. 

b. Auctioneer’s Compensation for Transit Services: Auctioneer will provide transit services to Buyer for % 
of 1% of the Insured Value, plus packaging and handling fees and fees for the common carrier (collectively, 
“Delivery, Handling, and Transit Fee”). Buyer agrees to pay Delivery, Handling, and Transit Fee and 
comply with all terms of payment as set forth herein. 

c. Auctioneer’s Limitation of Liability for Transit Services: Buyer understands and agrees that Auctioneer’s 
liability for loss of or damage to the items, if any, ends when the items have been delivered to the Secure 
Location, and Auctioneer has received evidence of delivery. Any claim that property has sustained loss or 
damage during transit must be reported to Auctioneer within seventy-two (72) hours of the delivery date. 
Any recovery for loss of or damage to any merchandise is limited to the lesser of actual cash value of the 
merchandise or the Insured Value. Under no circumstances is Auctioneer liable for consequential or 
punitive damages. 

34. It shall be the responsibility for Buyer to arrange pick-up or shipping in a timely manner (within 10 days). 
Merchandise will be subject to storage and moving charges, including a $100 administration fee plus $10 daily 
storage for larger items and $5 daily for smaller items (storage fee per item) after 35 days. In the event the 
merchandise is not removed within ninety days, the merchandise may be offered for sale to recover any past 
due storage or moving fees, including a 20% Seller's Commission. 

35. A. NOTICE OF CITES COMPLIANCE: The purchase of items made from protected species: Any property 
made of or incorporating endangered or protected species or wildlife may have import and/or export 
restrictions established by the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and 
Flora (CITES) in various countries and domestically. Plant and animal properties include (but are not limited 
to) items made of (or including) Brazilian rosewood, ivory, whalebone, turtle shell, coral, crocodile, alligator, 
lizard, or other wildlife. These items may not be available to ship internationally or, in some cases, 
domestically. Domestic bans and restrictions exist in these states: 1) California state law prohibits the 
importation of any product containing Python skin into the State of California, thus no lot containing Python 
skin will be shipped to or invoiced to a person or company in California. 2) Fossil Ivory is currently banned 
or restricted in 5 U.S. states: New York, New Jersey, California, Hawaii, and New Mexico. By placing a bid, the 
bidder acknowledges that he or she is aware of any restriction in their country or place of residence and takes 
responsibility for: 1) obtaining all information on such restricted items for both export and import; 2) 
obtaining all such licenses and/or permits. Delay, failure, or incapacity to obtain any such license or permit 
does not relieve the buyer of timely payment or afford them the capacity to void their purchase or payment. 
Lots containing potentially regulated wildlife material are noted in the description as a convenience to our 
clients. Heritage Auctions does not accept liability for errors or failure to mark lots containing protected or 
regulated species. For further assistance, please contact client services at 1-800-872-6467. 

35. B. California State law prohibits the importation of any product containing Python skin into the State of 
California. No merchandise containing Python skin will be shipped to or invoiced to a person or company in 
California. 

35. C. Auctioneer shall not be liable for any loss caused by or resulting from: 

a. Seizure or destruction under quarantine or Customs regulation, or confiscation by order of any 
Government or public authority, or risks of contraband or illegal transportation of trade, or 
b. Breakage of statuary, marble, glassware, bric-a-brac, porcelains, jewelry, and similar fragile articles. 

36. Any request for shipping verification for undelivered packages must be made within 30 days of shipment by 
Auctioneer. 

Cataloging, Warranties, and Disclaimers: 

37. NO WARRANTY, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IS MADE WITH RESPECT TO ANY 
DESCRIPTION CONTAINED IN THIS AUCTION OR ANY SECOND OPINE. Any description of 
merchandise or second opine contained in this Auction is for the sole purpose of identifying merchandise for 
those Bidders who do not have the opportunity to view merchandise prior to bidding, and no description of 
merchandise has been made part of the basis of the bargain or has created any express warranty that 
merchandise would conform to any description made by Auctioneer. Color variations can be expected in any 
electronic or printed imaging, and are not grounds for the return of any lot. NOTE: Auctioneer, in specified 
auction venues, e.g. Fine Art, may have express written warranties and Bidder is referred to those specific 
terms and conditions. 

38. Auctioneer is selling only such right or title to merchandise being sold as Auctioneer may have by virtue of 
consignment agreements on the date of auction and disclaims any warranty of title to the merchandise. 
Auctioneer disclaims any warranty of merchantability or fitness for any particular purposes. All images, 
descriptions, sales data, and archival records are the exclusive property of Auctioneer, and may be used by 
Auctioneer for advertising, promotion, archival records, and any other uses deemed appropriate. 

39. Translations of foreign language documents may be provided as a convenience to interested parties. 
Auctioneer makes no representation as to the accuracy of those translations and will not be held responsible 
for errors in bidding arising from inaccuracies in translation. 

40. Auctioneer disclaims all liability for damages, consequential or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with 
the sale of any merchandise by Auctioneer to Bidder. No third party may rely on any benefit of these Terms 
and Conditions and any rights, if any, established hereunder are personal to Bidder and may not be assigned. 
Any statement made by the Auctioneer is an opinion and does not constitute a warranty or representation. 
No employee of Auctioneer may alter these Terms and Conditions, and, unless signed by a principal of 
Auctioneer, any such alteration is null and void. 

41. Auctioneer shall not be liable for breakage of glass or damage to frames (patent or latent); such defects, in any 
event, shall not be a basis for return or reduction in purchase price. 





Release: 

42. In consideration of participation in Auction and the placing of a bid, Bidder expressly releases Auctioneer, its 
officers, directors and employees, its affiliates, and its outside experts that provide second opines, from any 
and all claims, cause of action, chose of action, whether at law or equity or any arbitration or mediation rights 
existing under the rules of any professional society or affiliation based upon the assigned description, or a 
derivative theory, breach of warranty express or implied, representation or other matter set forth within these 
Terms and Conditions of Auction or otherwise. In the event of a claim, Bidder agrees that such rights and 
privileges conferred therein are strictly construed as specifically declared herein, and are the exclusive remedy. 
Bidder, by non-compliance to these express terms of a granted remedy, shall waive any claim against 
Auctioneer. 

43. Notice: Some merchandise sold by Auctioneer is inherently dangerous e.g. firearms, cannons, and small items 
that may be swallowed or ingested or may have latent defects all of which may cause harm to a person. Buyer 
accepts all risk of loss or damage from its purchase of these items and Auctioneer disclaims any liability 
whether under contract or tort for damages and losses, direct or inconsequential, and expressly disclaims any 
warranty as to safety or usage of any lot sold. 

Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, and Remedies: 

By placing a bid or otherwise participating in Auction, Bidder accepts these Terms and Conditions of Auction, 
and specifically agrees to the dispute resolution provided herein. 

44. Exclusive Dispute Resolution Process: All claims, disputes, or controversies in connection with, relating to, 
and/or arising out of Bidder’s participation in Auction or purchase of any lot, any interpretation of the Terms 
and Conditions of Sale or any amendments thereto, any description of any lot or condition report, any damage 
to any lot, any alleged verbal modification of any term of sale or condition report or description, and/or any 
purported settlement whether asserted in contract, tort, under Federal or State statute or regulation, or any 
claim made by Bidder of a lot or Bidder’s participation in Auction involving the auction or a specific lot 
involving a warranty or representation of a consignor or other person or entity including Auctioneer {which 
claim Bidder consents to be made a party} (collectively, “Claim”) shall be exclusively heard by, and the 
claimant (or respondent) and Auctioneer each consent to the Claim being presented in a confidential binding 
arbitration before a single arbitrator administrated by and conducted under the rules of, the American 
Arbitration Association. The locale for all such arbitrations shall be Dallas, Texas. The arbitrator's award may 
be enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction. In the event that any Claim needs to be litigated, including 
actions to compel arbitration, construe the agreement, actions in aid of arbitration, or otherwise, such 
litigation shall be exclusively in the Courts of the State of Texas, in Dallas County, Texas, and if necessary the 
corresponding appellate courts. If a Claim involves a consumer, exclusive subject matter jurisdiction for the 
Claim is in the State District Courts of Dallas County, Texas and the consumer consents to subject matter and 
in personam jurisdiction; further CONSUMER EXPRESSLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY. A 
consumer may elect arbitration as specified above. Any claim involving the purchase or sale of numismatic or 
related items may be submitted through binding PNG arbitration. A Claim is not subject to class certification. 

45. Choice of Law: Agreement and any Claim shall be determined and construed under Texas law. 

46. Fees and Costs: The prevailing party (a party that is awarded substantial and material relief on its damage 
claim based on damages sought versus awarded or the successful defense of a Claim based on damages sought 
versus awarded) may be awarded reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs. 

47. Remedies: Any Claim must be brought within two (2) years of the alleged breach, default or misrepresentation 
or the Claim is waived. After one (1) year has elapsed, Auctioneer’s maximum liability shall be limited to any 
commissions and fees Auctioneer earned on that lot. Auctioneer in no event shall be responsible for 
consequential damages, incidental damages, compensatory damages, or any other damages arising or claimed 
to be arising from the auction of any lot. Exemplary or punitive damages are not permitted and are waived. In 
the event that Auctioneer cannot deliver the lot or subsequently it is established that the lot lacks title, or other 
transfer or condition issue is claimed, in such cases the sole remedy shall be limited to rescission of sale and 
refund of the amount paid by Buyer; in no case shall Auctioneer’s maximum liability exceed the high bid on 
that lot, which bid shall be deemed for all purposes the value of the lot. In the event of an attribution error, 
Auctioneer may at its sole discretion, correct the error on the Internet, or, if discovered at a later date, refund 
Buyer's purchase price without further obligation. Nothing herein shall be construed to extend the time of 
return or conditions and restrictions for return. 

48. These Terms & Conditions provide specific remedies for occurrences in the auction and delivery process. 
Where such remedies are afforded, they shall be interpreted strictly. Bidder agrees that any claim shall utilize 
such remedies; Bidder making a claim in excess of those remedies provided in these Terms and Conditions 
agrees that in no case whatsoever shall Auctioneer’s maximum liability exceed the high bid on that lot, which 
bid shall be deemed for all purposes the value of the lot. 

Miscellaneous: 

49. Agreements between Bidders and consignors to effectuate a non-sale of an item at Auction, inhibit bidding 
on a consigned item to enter into a private sale agreement for said item, or to utilize Auctioneer’s Auction to 
obtain sales for non-selling consigned items subsequent to Auction, are strictly prohibited. If a subsequent 
sale of a previously consigned item occurs in violation of this provision, Auctioneer reserves the right to charge 
Bidder the applicable Buyer’s Premium and consignor a Seller’s Commission as determined for each auction 
venue and by the terms of the seller’s agreement. 

50. Acceptance of these Terms and Conditions qualifies Bidder as a client who has consented to be contacted by 
Heritage in the future. In conformity with “do-not-call” regulations promulgated by the Federal or State 
regulatory agencies, participation by Bidder is affirmative consent to being contacted at the phone number 
shown in his application and this consent shall remain in effect until it is revoked in writing. Heritage may 
from time to time contact Bidder concerning sale, purchase, and auction opportunities available through 
Heritage and its affiliates and subsidiaries. 

51. Rules of Construction: Auctioneer presents properties in a number of collectible fields, and as such, specific 
venues have promulgated supplemental Terms and Conditions. Nothing herein shall be construed to waive 
the general Terms and Conditions of Auction by these additional rules and shall be construed to give force 
and effect to the rules in their entirety. 

State Notices: 

Notice as to an Auction in California. Auctioneer has in compliance with Title 2.95 of the California Civil Code as 

amended October 11, 1993 Sec. 1812.600, posted with the California Secretary of State its bonds for it and its 

employees, and the auction is being conducted in compliance with Sec. 2338 of the Commercial Code and Sec. 

535 of the Penal Code. 


Notice as to an Auction in New York City: This Auction is conducted in accord with the applicable sections of the 
New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Rules and Regulations as Amended. This a Public Auction Sale 
conducted by Auctioneer. The New York City Auctioneers conducting the sale of behalf of Heritage Auctions No. 
1364738-DCA (“Auctioneer”) are licensed Auctioneers including Dawes, Nicholas 1304724, Guzman, Kathleen 
0762165, Luray, Elyse 2015375, or as listed at HA.com/Licenses and as posted at the venue site. All lots are subject 
to: the consignor’s right to bid thereon and consignor’s option to receive advances on their consignments. Auction 
may offer, in its sole discretion, advances on consignments and extended financing to registered bidders, in accord 
with Auctioneer’s internal credit standards. Auctioneer will disclose to bidders, upon request, a list of lots subject 
to an advance, reserve, guarantee, or Auctioneer’s financial interests of any kind. All Terms and Conditions of Sale 
are available at HA.com and in the printed catalog, including term #21 which states: Consignor, auctioneer’s 
affiliates and, its employees may bid on their lots or other lots for their own account in accordance with the laws 
of New York and they may have information as to the lots not available to the public. On lots bearing an estimate, 
the term refers to a value range placed on an item by the Auctioneer in its sole opinion but the final price is 
determined by the bidders. 


Notice as to an Auction in Texas. In compliance with TDLR rule 67.100(c)(1), notice is hereby provided that this 
auction is covered by a Recovery Fund administered by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, P.O. 
Box 12157, Austin, Texas 78711 (512) 463-6599. Any complaints may be directed to the same address. 


Rev. 2-5-2020 


Additional Terms & Conditions: 
COINS & CURRENCY 


COINS and CURRENCY TERM A: Signature® Auctions are not on approval. No certified material may be 
returned because of possible differences of opinion with respect to the grade offered by any third- 
party organization, dealer, or service. No guarantee of grade is offered for uncertified Property sold 
and subsequently submitted to a third-party grading service. There are absolutely no exceptions to 
this policy. Under extremely limited circumstances, (e.g. gross cataloging error) a purchaser, who did 
not bid from the floor, may request Auctioneer to evaluate voiding a sale: such request must be made 
in writing detailing the alleged gross error; submission of the lot to the Auctioneer must be pre- 
approved by the Auctioneer; and bidder must notify Ron Brackemyre (1-800-872-6467 Ext. 1312) in 
writing of such request within three (3) days of the non-floor bidder’s receipt of the lot. Any lot that 
is to be evaluated must be in our offices within 30 days after Auction. Grading or method of 
manufacture do not qualify for this evaluation process nor do such complaints constitute a basis to 
challenge the authenticity of a lot. AFTER THAT 30-DAY PERIOD, NO LOTS MAY BE RETURNED 
FOR REASONS OTHER THAN AUTHENTICITY. Lots returned must be housed intact in their 
original holder. No lots purchased by floor Bidders may be returned (including those Bidders acting 
as agents for others) except for authenticity. Late remittance for purchases may be considered just 
cause to revoke all return privileges. 


COINS and CURRENCY TERM B: Auctions conducted solely on the Internet THREE (3) DAY RETURN 
POLICY: Certified Coin and Uncertified and Certified Currency lots paid for within seven days of the 
Auction closing are sold with a three (3) day return privilege unless otherwise noted in the description 
as “Sold As Is, No Return Lot”. You may return lots under the following conditions: Within three days 
of receipt of the lot, you must first notify Auctioneer by contacting Client Service by phone (877- 
HERITAGE (437-4824)) or e-mail (Bid@HA.com), and immediately ship the lot(s) fully insured to 
the attention of Returns, Heritage Auctions, 2801 W. Airport Freeway, Dallas TX 75261. Lots must be 
housed intact in their original holder and condition. You are responsible for the insured, safe delivery 
of any lots. A non-negotiable return fee of 5% of the purchase price ($10 per lot minimum) will be 
deducted from the refund for each returned lot or billed directly. Postage and handling fees are not 
refunded. After the three-day period (from receipt), no items may be returned for any reason. Late 
remittance for purchases revokes these Return privileges. 


COINS and CURRENCY TERM C: Bidders who have inspected the lots prior to any Auction, or attended 
the Auction, or bid through an Agent, will not be granted any return privileges, except for reasons of 
authenticity. 


COINS and CURRENCY TERM D: Coins sold referencing a third-party grading service are sold “as is” 
without any express or implied warranty, except for a guarantee by Auctioneer that they are genuine. 
Certain warranties may be available from the grading services and the Bidder is referred to them for 
further details: Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), P.O. Box 4776, Sarasota, FL 34230, 
http://www.ngccoin.com/ services/writtenguarantee.asp; Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), 
PO Box 9458, Newport Beach, CA 92658, http://www.pcgs.com/guarantee.html; ANACS, 6555 S. 
Kenton St. Ste. 303, Englewood, CO 80111; and Independent Coin Grading Co. (ICG), 7901 East 
Belleview Ave., Suite 50, Englewood, CO 80111. 


COINS and CURRENCY TERM E: Notes sold referencing a third-party grading service are sold “as is” 
without any express or implied warranty, except for guarantee by Auctioneer that they are genuine. 
Grading, condition or other attributes of any lot may have a material effect on its value, and the 
opinion of others, including third-party grading services such as PCGS Currency and PMG may differ 
with that of Auctioneer. Auctioneer shall not be bound by any prior or subsequent opinion, 
determination, or certification by any grading service. Bidder specifically waives any claim to right of 
return of any item because of the opinion, determination, or certification, or lack thereof, by any 
grading service. Certain warranties may be available from the grading services and the Bidder is 
referred to them for further details: Paper Money Guaranty (PMG), PO Box 4711, Sarasota FL 34230; 
PCGS Currency, PO Box 10470, Peoria, IL 61612-0470; PCGS Gold Shield, PO Box 9458, Newport 
Beach, CA 92658. Third-party graded notes are not returnable for any reason whatsoever. 


COINS and CURRENCY TERM F: Notes graded by PCGS Currency between February 4, 2009 and 
January 30, 2019 were graded and authenticated by K3B, Inc. under license from Collectors Universe, 
Inc. K3B, Inc., now operating as Legacy Currency Grading, has expressed in writing that notes graded 
under the license during this time period will still be covered by the full written guaranty of PCGS 
Currency. Warranties may be available from Collectors Universe, Inc. for all PCGS Currency notes 
graded prior to February 4, 2009. 


Notice as to an Auction in New York City: 


COINS and CURRENCY TERM G: Since we cannot examine encapsulated coins or notes, they are sold 
“as is” without our grading opinion, and may not be returned for any reason. Auctioneer shall not be 
liable for any patent or latent defect or controversy pertaining to or arising from any encapsulated 
collectible. In any such instance, purchaser’s remedy, if any, shall be solely against the service 
certifying the collectible. 


COINS and CURRENCY TERM H: Due to changing grading standards over time, differing 
interpretations, and to possible mishandling of items by subsequent owners, Auctioneer reserves the 
right to grade items differently than shown on certificates from any grading service that accompany 
the items. Auctioneer also reserves the right to grade items differently than the grades shown in the 
prior catalog should such items be reconsigned to any future auction. 


COINS and CURRENCY TERM I: Although consensus grading is employed by most grading services, it 
should be noted as aforesaid that grading is not an exact science. In fact, it is entirely possible that ifa 
lot is broken out of a plastic holder and resubmitted to another grading service or even to the same 
service, the lot could come back with a different grade assigned. 


COINS and CURRENCY TERM J: Certification does not guarantee protection against the normal risks 
associated with potentially volatile markets. The degree of liquidity for certified coins and collectibles 
will vary according to general market conditions and the particular lot involved. For some lots there 
may be no active market at all at certain points in time. 


COINS and CURRENCY TERM K: All non-certified coins and currency are guaranteed genuine, but are 
not guaranteed as to grade, since grading is a matter of opinion, an art and nota science, and therefore 
the opinion rendered by the Auctioneer or any third party grading service may not agree with the 
opinion of others (including trained experts), and the same expert may not grade the same item with 
the same grade at two different times. Auctioneer has graded the noncertified numismatic items, in 
the Auctioneer’s opinion, to their current interpretation of the American Numismatic Association’s 
standards as of the date the catalog was prepared. There is no guarantee or warranty implied or 
expressed that the grading standards utilized by the Auctioneer will meet the standards of any grading 
service at any time in the future. 


COINS and CURRENCY TERM L: Storage of purchased coins and currency: Purchasers are advised that 
certain types of plastic may react with a coin’s metal or transfer plasticizer to notes and may cause 
damage. Caution should be used to avoid storage in materials that are not inert. 


COINS and CURRENCY TERM M: NOTE: Purchasers of rare coins or currency through Heritage have 
available the option of arbitration by the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG); if an election is not 
made within ten (10) days of an unresolved dispute, Auctioneer may elect either PNG or A.A.A. 
Arbitration. 


COINS and CURRENCY TERM N: For more information regarding Canadian lots attributed to the 
Charlton reference guides, please contact: Charlton International, PO Box 820, Station Willowdale B, 
North York, Ontario M2K 2R1 Canada. 


COINS and CURRENCY TERM O: Financing. Auctioneer offers various extended payment options to 
qualified pre-approved persons and companies. The options include Extended Payment Programs 
(EPP) Flexible Payment Program (FPP) and Dealer Terms. Each program has its specific terms and 
conditions and such terms and conditions are strictly enforced. Each program has to be executed by 
the purchaser. Auctioneer reserves the right to alter or deny credit and in such case these auction 
terms shall control. 


For wiring instructions, call the Credit department at 877-HERITAGE (437-4824) or email: 
CreditDept@HA.com. 


This Auction is conducted in accord with the applicable sections of the New York City 
Department of Consumer Affairs Rules and Regulations as Amended. This a Public Auction Sale 
conducted by Auctioneer. The New York City Auctioneers conducting the sale of behalf of 
Heritage Auctions No. 1364738-DCA (“Auctioneer”) are licensed Auctioneers including Dawes, 
Nicholas 1304724, Guzman, Kathleen 0762165, Luray, Elyse 2015375, or as listed at 
HA.com/Licenses and as posted at the venue site. 


All lots are subject to the consignor’s right to bid thereon and consignor’s option to receive 
advances on their consignments. Auction may offer, in its sole discretion, advances on 
consignments and extended financing to registered bidders, in accord with Auctioneer’s internal 
credit standards. Auctioneer will disclose to bidders, upon request, a list of lots subject to an 
advance, reserve, guarantee, or Auctioneer’s financial interests of any kind. All Terms and 
Conditions of Sale are available at HA.com and in the printed catalog, including term #21, which 
states: The Auctioneer, its affiliates, or their employees consign items to be sold in the Auction, 
and may bid on those lots or any other lots. Auctioneer or affiliates expressly reserve the right to 
modify any such bids at any time prior to the hammer based upon data made known to the 
Auctioneer or its affiliates. The Auctioneer may extend advances, guarantees, or loans to certain 
consignors. On lots bearing an estimate, the term refers to a value range placed on an item by 
the Auctioneer in its sole opinion but the final price is determined by the bidders. 





Rev. 6-1-2020 


RARE BOOKS SIGNATURE® AUCTION 
December 16, 2020 | New York | Live & Online 


Bidding opens November 25 at HA.com/6234. 


















Once Upon a Time... 
Rare Children’s Literature 
from Justin G. Schiller Ltd. 


Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. Kinder- und 
Hausmarchen. Gottingen: Dieterich, 1837. First 
enlarged (unabridged) edition, and third edition 
overall. An important presentation copy, inscribed 
from Wilhelm Grimm to Amalie Hassenpflug, the 
youngest daughter of the Hassenpflug family, 

an important source of many fairy tales for the 
Brothers Grimm. Amalie Hassenpflug herself 
contributed several fairy tales from oral tradition 
to the Grimm’s magnum opus. Two volumes in a 
presentation binding. 


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Now inviting premium consignments of single volumes or collections of fine books 
for our Signature® auction in March of 2021. 


Inquiries: 877-HERITAGE (437-4824) 


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HERITAGE 


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Department Specialists 


Comics & Comic Art 


HA.com/Comics 


Ed Jaster, Ext. 1288 « EdJ@HA.com 

Lon Allen, Ext. 1261 ¢ LonA@HA.com 

Barry Sandoval, Ext. 13877 ¢ BarryS@HA.com 
Joe Mannarino, Ext. 1921 « JoeM@HA.com 
Todd Hignite, Ext. 1790 ¢ ToddH@HA.com 
Valarie McLeckie, Ext. 2994 ¢ ValarieM@HA.com 


European Comics & Comic Art 


Joe Mannarino, Ext. 1921 ¢ JoeM@HA.com 
Nadia Mannarino, Ext. 1987 ¢ NadiaM@HA.com 
Jacco Scheper * JaccoS@HA.com 


Animation Art 
HA.com/Animation 


Jim Lentz, Ext. 1991 ¢ JimL@HA.com 
Bill King, Ext. 1602 ¢ Bking@HA.com® 


Entertainment & Music Memorabilia 


HA.com/Entertainment 


Garry Shrum, Ext. 1585 ¢ GarryS@HA.com 
Pete Howard, Ext. 1756 « PeteH@HA.com 


Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments 
HA.com/Guitar 
Aaron Piscopo, Ext. 1273 « AaronP@HA.com 


Fine & Decorative Arts 
Ethnographic Art 


HA.com/EthnographicArt 
Delia E. Sullivan, Ext. 1343 ¢ DeliaS@HA.com 


American & European Art 
HA.com/FineArt 


Ed Jaster, Ext. 1288 «© EdJ@HA.com 

Aviva Lehmann, Ext. 1519 « AvivaL@HA.com! 

Ariana Hartsock, Ext. 1283 e ArianaH@HA.com 

Alissa Ford, Ext. 1926 e AlissaF@HA.com? 

Marianne Berardi, Ph.D., Ext. 1506 ¢ MarianneB@HA.com 
Janell Snape, Ext. 1245 e¢ JanelIS@HA.com? 

Tess Hall, Ext. 83403 ¢ TessH@HA.com® 


Asian Art 
HA.com/AsianArt 


Clementine Chen [iZ.17, Ext. 1256 ¢ ClementineC@HA.com’ 
Moyun Niu 442%, Ext. 1864 ¢ MoyunN@HA.com? 


Decorative Arts 
HA.com/Decorative 


Karen Rigdon, Ext. 1723 ¢ KarenR@HA.com 
Carolyn Mani, Ext. 1677 ¢ CarolynM@HA.com? 


Design 
HA.com/Design 
Brent Lewis, Ext. 1577 ¢ BrentL@HA.com? 


llustration Art 
HA.com/llustration 


Ed Jaster, Ext. 1288 «© EdJ@HA.com 
Todd Hignite, Ext. 1790 ¢ ToddH@HA.com 
Meagen McMillan, Ext. 1546 ¢ MeagenM@HA.com 


Tiffany, Lalique & Art Glass 
HA.com/ArtGlass 


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Samantha Robinson, Ext. 1784 « SamanthaR@HA.com 


For the extensions below, please dial 
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Modern & Contemporary Art 


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Holly Sherratt, Ext. 1505 ¢ HollyS@HA.com? 

Leon Benrimon, Ext. 1799 ¢ LeonB@HA.com' 
Taylor Curry, Ext. 1304 ¢ TaylorC@HA.com! 
Desiree Pakravan, Ext. 1666 ¢ DesireeP@HA.com? 


Photographs 
HA.com/Photographs 


Nigel Russell, Ext. 1231 ¢ NigelR@HA.com! 
Ed Jaster, Ext. 1288 ¢ EdJ@HA.com 


Fine Silver & Objects of Vertu 
HA.com/Silver 
Karen Rigdon, Ext. 1723 « KarenR@HA.com 


Texas Art 
HA.com/TexasArt 
Atlee Phillios, Ext. 1786 ¢ AtleeP@HA.com 


Handbags & Luxury Accessories 


HA.com/Luxury 
Diane D'Amato, Ext. 1901 e¢ DianeD@HA.com' 


Historical 


Americana & Political 
HA.com/Historical 


Tom Slater, Ext. 1441 © TomS@HA.com 
Don Ackerman, Ext. 17386 ¢ DonA@HA.com 
Curtis Lindner, Ext. 1852 ¢ CurtisL@HA.com 


Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria 


HA.com/Arms 
HA.com/CivilWar 


David Carde, Ext. 1881 ¢ DavidC@HA.com 
Jason Watson, Ext. 1680 e¢ JasonW@HA.com 


Historical Manuscripts 
HA.com/Manuscripts 
Sandra Palomino, Ext. 1107 « SandraP@HA.com' 


Rare Books 
HA.com/Books 
James Gannon, Ext. 1609 « JamesG@HA.com 


Space Exploration 
HA.com/Space 
Michael Riley, Ext. 1467 ¢ MichaelR@HA.com 


Texana 
HA.com/Texana 
Sandra Palomino, Ext. 1107 ¢ SandraP@HA.com' 


Jewelry 


HA.com/Jewelry 


Jill Burgum, Ext. 1697 ¢ JilIB@HA.com 

Sabrina Klugesherz, Ext. 1781 © SabrinaK@HA.com 
Jessica DuBroc, Ext. 1978 ¢ JessicaD@HA.com' 
Gina D’Onofrio, Ext. 1153 ¢ GinaD@HA.com? 

Ana Wroblaski, Ext. 1154 « AnaW@HA.com? 

Tracy Sherman, Ext. 1146 ¢ TracyS@HA.com® 


Luxury Real Estate 


HA.com/LuxuryRealEstate 

Nate Schar, Ext. 1457 « NateS@HA.com 

Thania Kanewske, Ext. 1820 « ThaniaK@HA.com 
Rochelle Mortenson, Ext. 1884 e¢ RochelleM@HA.com 


Vintage Posters 


HA.com/MoviePosters 


Grey Smith, Ext. 1867 ¢ GreySm@HA.com 
Bruce Carteron, Ext. 1551 e« BruceC@HA.com 


Nature & Science 


HA.com/NatureAndScience 
Craig Kissick, Ext. 1995 © CraigK@HA.com 


Numismatics 
U.S. Coins 


HA.com/Coins 


David Mayfield, Ext. 1277 « David@HA.com 
Win Callender, Ext. 1415 e WinC@HA.com 
Mark Feld, Ext. 1821 ¢ MFeld@HA.com 

Jason Friedman, Ext. 1582 e« JasonF@HA.com 
Sam Foose, Ext. 1227 ¢ Sam@HA.com 

Bob Marino, Ext. 13874 ¢ BobMarino@HA.com 
Sarah Miller, Ext. 1597 ¢ SarahM@HA.com' 
Al Pinkall, Ext. 18385 e AIR@HA.com 

Cass Christenson, Ext. 1316 « CassC@HA.com 
Mark Borckardt, Ext. 1345 ¢ MarkB@HA.com 


U.S. Currency & World Paper Money 
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Allen Mincho, Ext. 1827 « AllenM@HA.com 

Len Glazer, Ext. 1390 « Len@HA.com 

Dustin Johnston, Ext. 1802 e¢ Dustin@HA.com 
Michael Moczalla, Ext. 1481 e¢ MichaelM@HA.com 
Keith Esskuchen, Ext. 1683 ¢ KeithE@HA.com 
Craig Eustace, Ext. 1924 e¢ CraigE@HA.com 
Marcel Frissen ¢ MarcelF@HA.com 

Kenneth Yung ¢ KennethY@HA.com* 


World & Ancient Coins 
HA.com/WorldCoins 


Cristiano Bierrenbach, Ext. 1661 ¢ CrisB@HA.com 
Warren Tucker, Ext. 1287 « WTucker@HA.com 
Sam Spiegel, Ext. 1524 « SamS@HA.com 

Zach Beasley, Ext. 1741 © ZacnB@HA.com 
Roxana Uskali, Ext. 1282 ¢ RoxanaU@HA.com® 
Cale Meier, Ext. 1761 © Cale M@HA.com 
Christian Winge, Ext. 1734 ¢ ChristianWW@HA.com 
Kenneth Yung ¢ KennethY@HA.com* 

Jacco Scheper ¢ JaccoS@HA.comé® 

Huib Pelzer ¢ HuibP@HA.com® 

Jan Schoten « JanS@HA.com®’ 

Idsard Septer © IdsardS@HA.com® 


Sports Collectibles 


HA.com/Sports 


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Peter Calderon, Ext. 1789 « PeterC@HA.com 
Tony Giese, Ext. 1997 ¢ TonyG@HA.com 
Derek Grady, Ext. 1975 « DerekG@HA.com 
Dan Imler, Ext. 1787 «© Danl@HA.com? 

Lee Iskowitz, Ext. 1601 « Leel@HA.com' 

Mark Jordan, Ext. 1187 ¢ MarkJ@HA.com 
Chris Nerat, Ext. 1615 ¢ ChrisN@HA.com 

Rob Rosen, Ext. 1767 ¢ RRosen@HA.com 
Jonathan Scheier, Ext. 13814 ¢ JonathanS@HA.com 
Jason Simmons, Ext. 1652 ¢« JasonS@HA.com 


Stamps 
HA.com/Stamps 


Jacco Scheper * JaccoS@HA.com® 
Erin Patzewitsch, Ext. 1575 ¢ ErinE@HA.com 


Timepieces 
HA.com/Timepieces 


Jim Wolf, Ext. 1659 « JWolf@HA.com 
Keith Davis, Ext. 1971 ¢ KeithD@HA.com' 


Wine 
HA.com/Wine 


Frank Martell, Ext. 1753 ¢ FrankM@HA.com? 
Michael Madrigale, Ext. 1678 « MMadrigale@HA.com' 
Ty Methfessel, Ext. 3201 © TyM@HA.com? 


Services 


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Careers 
HA.com/Careers 


Corporate Collection and Museum Services 
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Credit Department 
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Media & Public Relations 

Eric Bradley, Ext. 1871 © EricB@HA.com 

Steve Lansdale, Ext. 1699 ¢ Steve_L@HA.com 
Robert Wilonsky, Ext. 1887 © RobertW@HA.com 


Special Collections 
Nicholas Dawes, Ext. 1605 « NickKD@HA.com' 


Trusts & Estates 
HA.com/Estates 


Michelle Castro, Ext. 1824 e MichelleC@HA.com 
Elyse Luray, Ext. 1369 ¢ ElyseL@HA.com' 

Carolyn Mani, Ext. 1677 © CarolynM@HA.com? 
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'Primary office location: New York 
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8Primary office location: Amsterdam 9-18-2020 


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World Coins 

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World & Ancient Coins 


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Nature and Science 

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LOCATION 
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Dallas 
Dallas 
Dallas 
Dallas 
Dallas 
Dallas 
Dallas 
Dallas 
Dallas 
Dallas 


AUCTION DATES 
November 5 — 6, 2020 
November 19 - 21, 2020 
December 17 — 19, 2020 
December 18 — 19, 2020 
January 6 - 10, 2021 
January 6 - 11, 2021 
January 21 -— 22, 2021 


October 16, 2020 
October 20, 2020 
October 22, 2020 
November 10, 2020 
November 11, 2020 
November 17, 2020 
November 19, 2020 
November 20, 2020 
December 3, 2020 
December 4, 2020 
December 4, 2020 
December 11, 2020 
January 21, 2021 
January 28, 2021 
March 16, 2021 
April 10, 2021 
April 20, 2021 
April 23, 2021 
April 29, 2021 
May 1, 2021 
May 7, 2021 
May 13, 2021 
May 13, 2021 


CONSIGNMENT DEADLINE 
Closed 

Closed 

October 21, 2020 
October 21, 2020 
November 23, 2020 
November 16, 2020 
November 18, 2020 


Closed 

Closed 

Closed 

Closed 

Closed 

Closed 

Closed 

Closed 

Closed 

Closed 

Closed 

Closed 

November 25, 2020 
November 18, 2020 
January 4, 2021 
February 5, 2021 
February 16, 2021 
February 18, 2021 
February 17, 2021 
February 26, 2021 
March 5, 2021 
March 38, 2021 
March 11, 2021 


SUOIIONY HUuIWOOdnN 


Entertainment & Music Memorabilia 
Guitars and Musical Instruments 
Comics and Comic Art 

Movie Posters 

Sports Collectibles 

Animation Art 

Comics & Comic Art 

Entertainment & Music Memorabilia 
Movie Posters 


Dallas 
Dallas 
Dallas 
Dallas 
Dallas 
Dallas 
Dallas 
Dallas 


November 14 - 15, 2020 
November 15, 2020 
November 19 - 21, 2020 
November 21, 2020 
December 10, 2020 
December 11, 2020 
January 14, 2021 

March 20 - 21, 2021 
March 27, 2021 


Closed 

Closed 

Closed 

October 19, 2020 
October 21, 2020 
November 24, 2020 
January 20, 2021 
February 2, 2021 


Rare Books 

Historical Manuscripts 

Space Exploration 

Arms & Armor and Civil War & Militaria 
Americana and Political 

Rare Books 

Historical Manuscripts 


Dallas 
Dallas 
Dallas 
Dallas 
Dallas 
Dallas 
Dallas 


October 15, 2020 
November 12, 2020 
November 21 -— 22, 2020 
December 6, 2020 
February 27 — 28, 2021 
March 8, 2021 

May 19, 2021 


Closed 

Closed 

Closed 

October 15, 2020 
January 6, 2021 
January 11, 2021 
March 29, 2021 


Real Estate 

Luxury 

Fine Jewelry 
Timepieces 

Wine 

Fine Jewelry 
Luxury Accessories 


Pennsylvania 
Dallas 

Dallas 

Dallas 
Beverly Hills 
Dallas 

Dallas 


October 22, 2020 
December 6, 2020 
December 6, 2020 
December 8, 2020 
December 11, 2020 
May 2, 2021 

May 2, 2021 


Closed 
Closed 
Closed 
Closed 
October 20, 2020 
February 15, 2021 
February 25, 2021 


HA.com/Consign | 877-HERITAGE (437-4824) | Visit HA.com/Auctions for the most current schedule. All dates are subject to change. 


ONLINE AUCTIONS 


Comics | 6 PM Sundays & Mondays Jewelry | 9 PM Tuesdays 
Sports | 10 PM Sundays 
Vintage Posters | 10 PM Sundays Prints & Multiples | 2 PM Wednesdays 


Currency (US & World) 17 PM Tuesdays Photographs | 3 PM Third Wednesdays 


Ancient Coins | 8 PM Wednesdays 
U.S. Coins | 7 PM Tuesdays & Wednesdays World Coins | 8 PM Thursdays 
Nature & Science | 8 PM Thursdays 
Wine | 10 PM First Thursdays 


All times above are Central Standard Time Zone when the live online auction begins. 


Auctioneer licenses: 1X: Paul R. Minshull #16591. CA Bond: Paul R. Minshull #LSM0605473; 
Heritage Auctioneers & Galleries, Inc.: CA-Bond #LSM0889114. FL: Paul R. Minshull #AU4563; 
Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.: FL AB665. NY: Paul R. Minshull #1DCA-2001161; 


Heritage Auctioneers & Galleries, Inc.: New York City DCA #41513036 
and NYC Second Hand Dealers License #1364739. BP 12-25%: see HA.com. 


10/12/2020 








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